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Take this book of fact and fancy, 
And, though hoping for the best. 

See yourself as others see you. 
Both in earnest and in jest; 

For you'll find that things forgotten 
By your own most worthy self 

Have by others been remembered 
And been treasured on the shelf. 

Of the things you find here written. 
Some you're glad that others know. 

Some you'll wish — with speech emphatic- 
Were with Pluto, down below. 

Still, if you should get uneasy 
At the things it might contain; 

Rather anxious lest you find here 
Some things that you can't explain; 

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Washington, D. C. 
"Smoke" "Ranney" 



Star (4, 3, 2); Baseball N (4, 3, 2); Bas- 
ketball N (2, 1); Class President (I); Hop 
Committee (3, 2, I); Chairman Hop 
Committee (I); Football Numerals (3); 
Editor Reef Points; Director Y. M. C. A, 

EALLY?" "Why, yes, and he's also Chairman of the Hop Committee. " That's what they all 
say out at the baseball games when Smoke hits the trail of a swift grounder. 

When Ranney gave up the joys of the Capital for those of the U. S. N. A., we never 
realized what was yet to come from this "plebe. " He made his debut as a member of the 
Plebe summer baseball team, and has been on the 'Varsity ever since. Though not of great 
physical prowess, Ranney measures well above the average in grit and "punch," which, more than 
anything else, is responsible for his being on the Academy basketball team and the class football team. 
Kind of man, don't you know, that when he goes after a thing, generally gets it. There are probably 
very few better balanced men in the class, for not only is he athletic but he's also a savoir and a 
fusser as well. Has carried a part of the celestial sphere on his collar for three years despite the demoral- 
izing effect of the hops and tea-fights at which he shines 
with the greatest "savoir faire. " In fact. Dame Rumor 
had it once that Ranney was to be the Social Aide, but in 
that instance at least she proved false. 

First Class year he was chosen Class President and 
has proved as capable in this trust as in others. He 
generally has the right "dope " on affairs and carries them 
through on a good common-sense basis which appeals to 
the reasonable side of every classmate. 

A man with a future. 



William IBcnnision ^lexanber 

Cheyenne, Wyoming 

Football Numerals; Football N (2, 1); 
Football Squad (3); Lacrosse Numerals. 

OOD old Alex! There may be better fellows in the class, but they are mighty hard to pick. 
Billy's all there — and we like him. He's a plugger and a fighter and a good, hard-headed, 
practical man. Resourceful, sound in principles, generous and a master of himself is Bill 
Alexander, son of the Major. 

He isn't a brilliant chap so far as books go, but no one would call him wooden. His 
savviness depends in great degree upon the length of time he's willing to bone. Oftentimes he isn't 

very willing. Smoke Hall has its charms and Prince George Street its allure . Why say more? 

For four years Billy has played football and has made his "N " against the Army twice. He 
was much handicapped, however, by a stubborn knee during the latter half of two seasons. 

Alec will get along in the world, for he achieves success in'most any line of endeavor, be it football, 
fussing, four stripes, chasing Fifi, or surviving several 
years of strenuous Crabtown life (this is the life). 

We are proud of him and with all out hearts we wish 
him success in the Service, even if he does go into the 
"Gyrene " corps. 


Daniel Willmmi Srmstrons 

Hampton, Virginia , ^ 

"Dan" " Handsome Dan'' .,' 

Track N (4, 3, 2); Holder of Academy 
Pole Vault Record; Medal for General 
Excellence, Plebe Summer Track Meet 
and Inter-class Meet (3); Varsity Football 
Squad (3, 2, 1); Class Ring Committee; 
Y. M. C. A. Secretary (2); Vice-President 


O know Dan is to know a whirlwind personified. Every day he can be seen ffying around the 
cinder path, rushing down the football field or tearing to recitations. Never still a minute, 
always on the jump, doing his very best all the time. 

Dan started his Plebe Year with a rush. Inside of two months he had broken the 
Academy pole vault record and won the medal for general excellence in track athletics. 
Every year as regularly as there are football, gym and track teams, Dan is out for all of them, working 
like a horse, undaunted by a healthy forest of Steam, Nav and Juice trees; for it's been a long, hard 
scramble for Dan's 2.5's but he gets them in the end. The one soft pedal in Dan's hectic life is the 
Y. M. C. A., to which he has devoted many hours of faithful effort even when sorely harassed by 
academic subjects. 

From this oasis of rest and quiet let us follow our 
hero in a breathless plunge into the maddening whirl of 
society. From the first days of Plebe Year "Handsome 
Dan " has been his nickname. Naturally he drags to every 
hop. Indeed, one day in October he was heard to remark, 
"I'm sorry, but I have all my hops taken up until Easter!" 

In short, we find Dan closely related to an over- 
worked dyne. He is a fearfully and wonderfully made 
combination of student, fusser, athlete and general good 
fellow. Like the proverbial e. m. f., his "pep" seems to be 
"constant at all loads. " There are no signs of its ever 
abating and Dan is sure to win himself a name in the 
Service as a tireless worker. 


TLioph ^an J^orn Srmsitronfi 

Memphis, Tennessee 
"Lovey" "Army" "Side-wheeler' 

Gym Team (2, I); Academy Side Horse 
Champion (I); GNT (1); Non-swimmers 


OVEY hails from Tennessee — Memphis, to be exact — but you would never guess it from his 
drawl-less speech. Of a humorous disposition, he is quick to pick out the funny side of 
life and his jolly laugh is a sure gloom-dispeller. The only time he gets rhino is when he 
hears them play the "Memphis Blues," when his sad, thoughtful expression leads us to 
regard him with suspicion. He complains that the example set him by his savvy but not 

over-studious roommate tends to lure him from his studies. We can't see that he is in any immediate 

danger of bilging, for he always manages to get enough of the high ones to stand well with no visible 


Plebe Year Lovey distinguished himself by complacently photographing the "weak squid, ' ' first 

to fourth classes inclusive. Let us drop the asbestos curtain, shutting from view his subsequent 

popularity with the upper classes, and shift the scene to 

show him in the stag line. No, he is not always in the stag 

line. He fusses erratically, apparently indifferent whether 

he drags or stags. We fear that some time he will persuade 

himself that he is in real earnest, and then . 

It took notable determination for Lovey to go out for 

gym, and his persistence in the face of the ironic compli- 
ments of his friends was no less wonderful. When the gym 

table was posted, Armstrong, L. V., found a seat assigned 

to himself conveniently near the sustenance. He has been 

a classmate whose sunny nature has been a class asset, 

and we will not soon forget his wide-open smile or cycloid 

walk. May he never have to swim a stroke! — he will 

appreciate the good will in the wish. 


ilarsiijaU Pritt glntolli 


Sleepy Hollow. Missouri 
"M. B. " "Curly" 

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Keeper of the Bull ( I ). 


B. started life in the Naval Academy as a member of the class of 1914, but near the close of 
Youngster Year, sick leave proved unfortunate for him, fortunate for us. We know little 
of his plebe summer and early training, but judging from the results, he was "one of the 
boys." When we got our first glimpse of him he was rooming with Pat Searight, the 
bully of the old First Company, and we were tacking on "sirs" and finning out for him. 
"Curly," as his college chums dubbed him (he was a "Rah Rah" at the University of Missouri 

before becoming a Pampered Pet), while not much of a fusser, is not a hopeless Red Mike. Far from it. 

At times he shows great bursts of speed along the line of fussing. One of these periods was during 

Second Class cruise, when he and Phyllis Angel, with the aid of Bates and his I S. H. P. limousine, 

formed a trio which out-distanced all contenders in the race for the favor of Newport's fair ones. 
As for athletics, M. B. as a plebe was a "comer" on 

the wrestling squad and an exponent of the gentlemanly 

art of self-defense with canes. Being turned back threw 

him out of his stride, and he has never gotten back into 

it except to do a little handball or to play tennis with 

the "Old Man." Tradition has it that he was at one 

time signed up with "Hook's Parade Ground Giants," 

which included such stars as "Itchy of Kenyon," the 

Dutchman, and the speedy Cat, but that trouble with the 

manager got him his release. 

M. B. is a man with a level head and lots of executive 

ability. His election as "Keeper of the Bull " proves our 

implicit trust in him, for that's a job which calls for a 

dependable man. 



Washington, D. C. 
"Scott" "Periscope" "Captain" "Lapiz"' 

Log Staff. 

ERISCOPE is a trifle less than seven feet tall and a trifle more than a foot wide. The 
combination is distinctive and rather pleasing to the eye if you admire skyscrapers. The 
wits and jesters on the "Illinois" found Scott's architecture an ever-absorbing topic of 
conversation, although he at times appeared a bit bored when they would spring one like 
this: "Hear about Baker? No? The officer of the deck ragged him sleeping in the range- 
finder last night!" 

Baker has a set of real brains, a most noteworthy distinction in this assemblage of mildly insane 
youths. If he had thought it worth while, he could have starred at any point in the course; as it was, 
by not opening a book after sunset, he couldn't do any better than stand under ten all along. But if 
he sets out in earnest to do something, count it done. "Thoroughness " is the Captain's watchword, 
and he lives up to it, whether it be gathering dope for the 
Log or introducing a new dance. The Log owes much to 
his contributions, which in addition to literary merit show a 
lively sense of humor; for example, "The Depantagraph. " 
Not a fusser in particular but in general, just to show that 
it is possible to drag more than one queen in the same year. 
Has lived in sweet harmony with "Otto " Stephan for four 
years, each disagreeing with the other on every possible 
point under discussion. 

Get acquainted with Scott: learn that his quick, 
hot speech is more a matter of habit than an evidence of his 
true feeling. We promise you an entertaining and beneficial 

"Come out from behind that signal halliard, Mr. 
Baker! I see you. " 


aian Parnett 


^V'~"\r Springfield, Ohio 
"Alan" "Barney" 

Class Crest Committee; Log Staff (2, I ) ; 
Basketball Numerals. 



IND reader, let me introduce to you Alan Barnett, for you may be sure that he will never intro- 
duce himself. Quiet, reserved, always a gentleman, with a spark of wit when the occasion 
demands — that's Alan. Barney has gone through the four years here in a steady, easy- 
going fashion, very seldom worrying much and never rhinoing. He was a source of alternate 
delight and disgust to members of the old Seventh, with his jokes and puns. Noted for being 

the King of Red Mikes: never known to drag. Fair one: "Who is that man there? ' Joe: "Why 

that's Alan Barnett." Fair one: "Oh, I think he is so handsome!" — at which Alan turns red and 

beats a hasty retreat. 

Alan will be your friend when you need one, will do anything on earth for you but drag. He is 

always the same, every time you meet him, and welcomes you with his slow smile whether everything 

is going all right or all wrong. You may rhino to your 

heart s content, and Barney will sympathize with you 

and finally persuade you that the outlook is not so blue after 

all. On hop nights you will generally find Alan, with his feet m. 

on the radiator, being entertained by well-known Cosmop. ,' m 

He has a practical head which will prove of good use in the ^ ( y, 

Service, and is well informed on almost any subject you can 

think of. Has ideas of his own which you can't induce 

him to change, and usually they turn out to be right. 

In "Kansas " steamer. Second Class cruise. Doctor: 

"My foot hurts. 1 think there is a tack in my shoe and I 

don't know how to get it out." 

Alan: "Come about. " Deep, tangible silence. 


3^of)n jFrebertcfe pates, 3fr. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

"J. F.' 

Football Numerals; Electrician Mas- 
queraders (3, 2, 1); Saturday Night Movie 
Operator (4, 3, 2, 1). 

XPLAIN this to the section, Mr. Bates." And off goes J. F. on a spiel that leaves even the 
prof gasping. The section just looks bewildered, as is natural. He's like that, a savoir 
through and through on the practical dope. A radio set under his locker — wheels buzzing 
under his bed — a whole machine shop, lathe and all, in his lock box: he has the whole works. 
The white lights that you have seen every Masquerader show for the past few years have been 
products of his skill, and not a little of the success of the show has been due to his hard work. 

He is not a Rouge Mike of the most roseate hue, for once or twice he has been seen over in the 
dim corner behind the wrestling mat talking in an 0-doubt-me-not manner to some fair maid. But 
can we forget, can we ever recover from the building materials he brought aboard once on the Massy 

Bates is a clever chap, — there is no doubt about it. 
You can't hold down a man like him, so before many more 
years the second classmen will be drawing a whole set of 
books by Bates, J. F., at seven hicks per. The Service 
wants men like him, the kind of men that have the push, 
the ambition and the brains that Bates has displayed. 
There is no lack of opportunity for a clear-headed, practical 
man like him. 

"Did I catch that message in radio today? No, I 
did not! Why, even Bates, J. F., missed a couple of 
words! " 


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Alameda, California 
Rafe" "The Kaiser" "Limousine" "Pianola 

'This body does contain a spirit; 
A kingdom for it is too small a bound." 


'/,'/ Football Team (4, 3, 2, 1); Football N 
(1); Soccer Numerals; Track Numerals; 
Manager Track Team (Ij; Farewell Ball 

PRODUCT of the Western coast, this smiling, fair-haired son of California forsook his native 
land just four years ago and listened to the call of the Navy, and the Navy has stopped 
calling and been listening to Rafe every minute since. Behind that smooth forehead lies 
one of the most active minds, from an argumentative standpoint, ever created; he likes to 
talk on any subject from grease-marks to women and is remarkably well versed in all, having 

at one time, it is rumored, convinced even the stolid Tecumseh that limousines should be used by 


Judging Bates from his enviable record made at the Academy, he is one of the best all-around 

men in the class. Four years on the Varsity football squad, he played a beautiful game during his 

First Class year until taken out in the last half of the Army game, severely injured. On the track his 

sprinting ability secured for him the job as manager 

during his First Class year. He is savvy enough to get by 

without boning and to foil all supposedly infallible profs 

who attempt to argue with him. One other thing — did 

you say women? Why, bless their dear little hearts, they 

think the Kaiser the most wonderful man in the world, 

and even if he were not gifted with a supernatural ability 

to whisper sweet nothings, Rafe would be a hero in the 

eyes of the gentler sex. 

Though always overflowing with hilarity, Rafe has a 

sweetly amiable disposition and is one of the most popular 

men in the class. Beneath that sunny smile and frivolous 

air there beats a heart as true as steel, and that radiating 

friendliness is a fitting background for a noble character. 

Au revoir. Bates; we're proud to have had you for a class- 
mate. May you have a wonderful career! and in the after 

years, though continents and seas may separate us, we'll 

ever be glad to drink to Rafe Bates, of the Pacific Coast. 

"You know I like that Mr. Bates! Isn't he cute? " 


aaogtoell Jlabfielb piair 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

"Roswald" "Ros" 

'Thou wast always a good lad." 


Lacrosse Numerals. 

TOP! Look!! Listen!!! Note his walk — that walk which has been so carefully practiced and 
used by some of the regiment in times past and present. A fair-haired product of that all- 
famous Milwaukee, though his name seems to belie his extraction. 

Rhinoed, boned, pulled "sat" and then hit the tree again, off and on for four years. 
Beginning youngster year he has dragged to the hops, drawing varying samples of the fair sex 
from schools and cities far and near. Naturally, therefore, he has often thought of resigning from the 
Navy to make some girl happy. 

Not much given to athletics but steadied down long enough second class year to make his lacrosse 
numerals. He is a fiend at sailing and is able to hold his own with the best of them in any nautical, 
sea-going, or tactical argument. 

His best feature is that he takes pride in knowing 
and doing such professional subjects well. When he does a 
thing he does it right. Endowed with these most necessary 
qualifications, he will evidently make his mark out in the 

"Yes, indeed, it is the Blair — not the Beer — thf>t 
made Milwaukee famous." 



Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts 
■'Bull" "Mose" 'Bod" "Hake" 

Assistant Manager Gym, Wrestling and 
Swimming (2); Lucky Bag Staff; Log Staff; 
Captain Weak Squad; Class Champion 
Swimming (3, 2, I ). 

SUALLY when people are gifted with a variety of accomplishments they are not particularly 
good at any of them, but Howes is a distinct exception to the rule. His versatility does not 
consist in excellence in athletics but in his ability to adjust himself to his surroundings and 
be perfectly at ease in any situation. He gets more keen enjoyment out of addressing a 
public gathering than Patrick Henry ever did. And well he may, for as an extemporaneous 
speaker on almost any subject he is always sure of himself and his delivery. "Bull" — for that is the 
name he has earned — has a particularly keen sense of humor and can see the point to any joke, even 
the kind he himself tells. From the time he entered the Academy to the occasion when the Superin- 
tendent's butler announced him as "Mr. Mudfish," he has been a fairly consistent Red Mike and has 
never dragged to more than twelve hops in any season. He shows his value as a friend at those times 
when he drags for other people, and, according to his telling, 
those occurrences are rather frequent. 

Howes is a talented writer and can express himself 
with ease and lucidity. His efforts have been largely 

responsible for the success of the Log. Mose knows more jliii H iliii 

about Paris than any other man in the class and is not 'Jlllllili""^ 

entirely ignorant about some parts of Tangiers. He is a I J 

member of the swimming teani, and after three years of „ j* **. , 

hard work has also qualified as Captain of the Weak Squad. ■ .^ 

If you have never met Howes you have missed the ac- 
quaintanceship of one of the best and truest of our class. 
"Now, as I was saying" — etc., etc., etc. 




IS^illiam ^ammonb Potnman 

Sumter, South Carolina 


Lucky Bag Staff; Choir (2, 1); Mas- 
queraders (2); Glee Club. 

O to the ant, thou sluggard," runs the proverb; better still, go to Bowman and find what real 
industry is. "Foe" is a rare bird, one who believes that mere academic work is not enough 
to fill the day as profitably as might be wished, and who therefore is ever on the lookout for 
something worth doing to occupy the idle moments. He studies entropy and dygograms 
with the rest of us, probably more conscientiously than we do. and in his spare time takes 

up things more interesting — Lucky Bag, Choir, Glee Club, Masqueraders, Class Athletics, Y. M. C. A., 

Bible Study. Into all of them he throws himself with the same purposeful enthusiasnn. If he promises 

you dope a week from to-day, why, you'll get that dope exactly seven days from the given instant, 

though there be twelve examinations and six hops in the meantime. He lives a curiously sane life for 

a midshipman; his beliefs are arrived at slowly, but when formed he will not abandon them for any 

amount of ridicule from others wise in their own conceit. A 

dozen noisy opponents cannot shake his opinion unless 

they mix a fair proportion of sound reason with the flow 

of hot air. 

Bowman is no mechanical gink, in spite of his 

methodical life. Nobody enjoys more than he either a 

little outing or a lively conversation, especially the latter 

pastime, because his ready speech, jewelled with sparkling 

word-plays (Barnett's are no worse), makes him one of the 

best we've ever seen, and "we've seen 'em all." 

We shudder to think of the agonies that Foe's 

orderly soul must have suffered during his three years' 

residence with Vickery, who makes up his room to represent 

a prairie-dog hole. 


Cbtoarb Pieeb 

•> V ' Germantown, Pennsylvania 

', "Ted" 

Choir (4, 3, 2. I); Masqueraders (2, I); 
Baseball Numerals; Soccer Numerals; 
Lucky Bag Staff; Log Staff; Glee Club. 



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T must be great to live in Ted Breed's world. We see a thousand things a day which fail to arouse 
any thoughts m our minds; but let Ted depict it with a few facile strokes in the "Log, " and 
behold, we are vastly amused. He has the rarest of gifts, that perception of the ludicrous 
which is indispensable to the cartoonist and the ability to convey his own merriment to the rest 
of us. For several years he has been entertaining us in the "Lucky Bag " and the "Log." You 

will find examples of his work scattered throughout this volume. Look for them! 

Ted also has ever shone as "the musical kid." For four years the post-hop chapel congregations 

have been remarking that handsome young man with the slick pompadour who sings such a beautiful 

bass. Also Ted has written a number of football songs, has won his numerals in football, baseball and 

soccer, and has altogether put his best efforts into getting the most to be had out of our life here. For 

the past year or two Ted has been undecided whether to be 

a naval officer or not. Certain it is that if his first few 

years must be spent in the engine room, E. B. will seek a 

job on the outside. He can be very efficient on engineer's 

watch, however, as he demonstrated on Youngster Cruise, 

when he fell asleep in the hammock nettings while stand- 
ing a dynamo room watch. The next morning he awoke 

to find that he had been locked in by the "Jimmy Legs." 
Leaving out one or two lovable eccentricities, this 

lad from Germantown is as substantial a man as ever 

graced a class. 

He does not like turbines. 


James; potter J^roton 

Elgin, Illinois 
"Jerk" 'J. Potiphar " "J. P." 

"/ Went into a public 'ouse to get a pint o' 
The barmaid up an' sez to me, ' We serve 
no middies here.'" 

—Dr. Push. 

Football Squad (3, 2, 1); Track Team 
(4, 3, 2); Football Numerals; Track Nume- 

HERE are three mighty good things for which Elgin is famous: one is watches, another is 
creamery butter, and last, but not least, is James Potter Brown. We who have been his 
classmates through these four years would never, no never, have picked Elgin for the place 
which Jerk calls "God's country, " for he bears no resemblance to the two other things for 
which Elgin was famous before James hove over the horizon. Now Elgin watches are noted 
for the quietness and ease of their movements. Not so with Jerk; he's loud as an alarm clock at 5.30 
A. M., and his movements — well, his nickname implies the rest. As for butter, we all know that it's 
greasy, so Jerk does not resemble it, because he'd rather haggle with a prof and take a "two-no, " as 
Oom Paul used to say, than spread a drop of grease for a 4.0. 

In a school where there were fewer stars Jerk would be a brilliant athlete. With a little more 
weight he would undoubtedly have made them sit up and 
take notice on the football field, where he toiled mightily 
for three seasons. On the track he has given a good 
account of himself, and we are all hoping and expecting to 
see him get his "N" this spring. 

Now, when we think it over again, James, you are 
like an Elgin watch in that you are always dependable. 
"S-a-y, Oswald! get those knees together." 


2Ct)0tttasi (Silfaert prolon 

(^v Newport, Rhode Island 

"Tom" "Pat" "Timmie" "Ginger" 

Class Secretary ( I ) ; Track Numerals. 

H, girls! There's that charming Tim Brown! Isn't he fascinating? And oh! did you see him 
in the gymkhana as a monkey? Well, wasn't he just too natural for words?" 

There you have the femme's bird's-eye view of one of our social lions. That is only 
one of Ginger's accomplishments. Can anyone forget his feats in Dago? — in Naples, where 
he leaped to his feet and, grabbing the coachman by the shoulder, shouted: "Hola, cochero! 
Quel es le nom of that dumned old arch over la? " 

Be that as it may, Tom's level head has helped many people in perplexing situations, and the 
way he handled all the bunch on the "Idaho" and made it a happy crowd was dandy. He may not be 
a savoir, but when it comes to leading men there are few who can come up to him; and if you want 
someone to be the life of a party or to start a rough-house or a one-ring circus, just find Brown and 
you'll have anything and everything combined in one. 

So far we have not mentioned hops, but there also 
our hero shines. With his talk and dancing he would win 
first fussers' prize, but when he drags — ye gods! He has 
dragged enough bricks to form a walk from Carvel Hall to 
the Gym and back again. You can get his goat by using a 
falsetto near his left, saying, "Oh, make a monkey face! " 

Though he may never star in studies, you'll mark his 
name with a star if you ever get him as a friend, for in the 
subject of Friendship he rates a 4.0 easily. 


Eapmonb purfjen 

Cincinnati, Ohio 



ANGWAY for the Big Chief! For four years this old war horse has been stamping around 
in our midst, vaUant in battle, stubborn in defeat, asking for no quarter and giving none. He 
is tempered and restrained only by a great sense of justice and equity. The Chief is always 
ready to take part in argument, and assumes the championing of either side with the greatest 
of ease. Next to this love of discussion is his keen interest in politics and the political world 
generally, and when Raymond enters the Service, Ohio loses a presidential possibility. 

The fussing side of the life here has not drawn the Chief into its clutches save on very rare 
occasions. At these times, however, when he has condescended to adorn our hops he has shown a dis- 
criminating taste which bespeaks unknown prowess in the social world in other days. 

As a rhino artist "El Jefe" has no superiors, in fact very few are even in his class; but we are 
inclined to doubt the sincerity of some of his gloom, and 
have come to regard his hopeless speech as merely his own 
peculiar mode of soliloquizing. Burhen has shown ability 
to handle men without any attempt to shirk responsibility, 
and he firmly adheres to the admonition "Spare the rod and 
spoil the plebe." The Chief does not mince his speech; 
he has proven to be a mighty hard man to become ac- 
quainted with, but his friendship is as true as steel, and to 
gain him to your side is to have a worthy ally. 



Henrp ^opnter purnett 

Shelbyville, Kentucky 

I "Bobby" ' 

Sharpshooter; Expert Marksman; Class 
Pipe Committee; Choir (2). 

LLOW me: Bobby Burnett — a thoroughbred Kentucky gentleman. His favorite topic is 
Kentucky, and from all reports he is right in his statements. One could hardly term him 
gigantic, but what he lacks in height he makes up for in good looks. Bobby is by no means 
a Red Mike; nay, he openly claims that except for one memorable week of solitary con- 
finement as a direct result of a certain Army-Navy game he never missed dragging to a hop 

during Youngster and Second Class years. For four long years he has alternately taken care of, and 

been taken care of by, Don. They are always in the same, and last, liberty boat; and speaking of 

liberties, if you want to make a good one, just hook your arm in Bobby s and go along. 

Bobby has a knack — one that is never acquired but must be inborn — of knowing how to do 

absolutely nothing when there is nothing to do. If you will inquire how he interviewed the Pope, you 

will find that his proclivities for rest are as pronounced as 

have been represented. Since the advent of First Class 

year he has held down a chair in Smoke Hall pretty nearly . . ■ 

continuously, and there you will usually find him, arguing 

with others of the leisure class who gather of an evening 

study hour around the festive bowl of Bull Durham. He : 

has well-founded ideas on most topics and you will have to 

show him sound reasons before he will abandon them. 

Bobby came to us after a half-year with Fourteen, and we 

were glad to receive him. He is efficient, fairly savvy and 

thoroughly likable. 

"Now I'll tell you what's a fact: I've seen ." 


Eupcrt iManbeU Pursitan 

Middletown, Delaware 


O those of us who think we have a harder time or worse luck than our classnnates, this career is 
an indisputable contradiction. Who of us, with 328 demerits and a 2.3 in Math, in those 
cold days of February, Plebe year, would not have taken a sudden interest in spring fashions 
and set about considering the ways and means for setting a great circle course for home? 
But Burstan "hung around" until that famous "river ferry" order of the Secnav's came out, 
and some kind of a mix-up in the records lost him a few of his embarrassingly numerous demerits. 
Since then he has been unsat a dozen times, he has been mauled by the depantograph, he has roosted 
high in many a tree. Does he rhino? Not a bit! he just grins and keeps on working — in that narrow 
room down the corridor where the lights burn all night long. 

Of the many and various demerits he has in his collection, the most entertaining were those 
gained by a little hard luck when returning from a surrep- 
titious evening in the city of Annapolis during those afore- 
said cold days of Plebe year. When he came over the wall, 
he all but landed in the arms of one of the several M. C.'s 
posted that bright moonlit night at promising points along 
the wall. Zip! — Burry was off! Zing! — the M. C. was no 
slouch at foot-work! And round and round went the merry 
chase in the Superintendent's garden, until a treacherous 
line grabbed Burry by the chin and threw him down after 
a spectacular flight. 100 demerits — because he didn't 
know where the gate was! 

"Well, Mr. Burstan! Who's Charley Noble?"^ 
"Why — er — ah — he's one of my classmates, sir!" 


^Robert ©fitr)al^ 
^,-.^-.-._ purton S^urtDell 

Warrenton, North Carolina 
"Oswald" "R.O. B." 

Sharpshooter. \ • 


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M a tar-heel born, I'm a tar-heel bred" — yes, that's Burwell all right — Robert Oswald Burton 
Burwell, of Warrenton. Just at present, however, he is familiarly known as "Oswald." He 
ambled into our midst an innocent, unassuming village youth with an Arcadian simplicity of 
expression; he departs with a chronic blase attitude incurred by constant exposure to the 
wiles and charms of the fairer sex. But, then, who so deep and wily as Oswald himself? Who 

goeth forth weekly unto the tea of the instructor like Oswald? Who fusseth the fair one with a fervid 

fluency like Oswald? Yea, I say unto you, there is none like unto him in the length and the breadth of 

the land. 

Now the question arises, "Why does Burwell seek so much information about the Marine Corps?" 

There is a Reason — the Reason is nineteen years old and of a blonde disposition. We know this from 

circumstantial evidence in the shape of the letter a day . . 

that Oswald is in the habit of receiving. We have never 

met her, but we give him credit for good taste, judging from /■''■a.- 

his hop standards. If you really want to know, though, 

ask him yourself. 

Burwell was a model until First Class year, when 

he fell from grace and actually started smoking — Horrid! 

horrid! There is no telling what he will do next; he may 

start drinking limeade! But whether he smokes Fatimas 

or Piedmonts, whether he drinks limeade or grape juice, 

Burwell will be on the job with a clear head, and the job 

will be well done, too. He has the knack of sticking to a 

thing until he gets there, so if you want to see someone 

climb in the Service, just watch Burwell. 


i^orbjoob (Sileg Calbert 

Raleigh, North CaroUna 
"Sister" "Jew" 

"A sailor's life is bold and free. " 

— Ancyente Ballade. 

ORWOOD GILES CALVERT, commonly known as "Taters" in Raleigh, but renamed "Jew" 
at the U. S. N. A.. 1 am charmed to meet you. What! not related to Emma? I thought I 
saw a resemblance. 

The Jew is a savvy, sometimes serious, sailor. Sailor?- -well, I should say, yes! The 
motion of the waves fairly rocks him to sleep. Strange that such a man should contemplate 
going in the Field Artillery, giving as his reason that the Coast Artillery is too near the water; at least, 
that was the substance of his conversation on the third day out. (No one saw him on the second.) 
But he can sail a boat when the wind isn t very strong. However, it happened one Sunday about 
Easter time that the wind blew, and over with it blew Catboat No. 5, gently easing its passengers into 
the balmy waters of the Severn. For particulars ask Cousin Dave, unto whom the Jew waxed eloquent 
in describing just how it all happened. 

Taking everything into consideration. Sister is strong 
for the ladies, although he would have you think otherwise. 
And how they spoon on him! Look above, student, and 
decide for yourself. 

He has been henpecked for four years by "Ginger," 
and still has to humble himself before Brown at times. His ^ 

athletic prowess has been confined to cavorting around ^ 

second base on the old Fourth Company team of the Sunday ^ 


As a good three-striper, an unselfish friend whose 
first thoughts are for others, you excel. Sister, and by dint of 
these qualities we expect to see your name on the active list 
{not the active reserve) for many years to come. 

"Ginger, you poor old fool!" 


Jotjn ^enrp Campman 


Houston, Texas 

"Harry" "Silk Hat" "Monoclinic' 

"He had a kind of face, mcthought, — 
/ know not how to term it, sirs, but 
There was something in it." 




EHOLD, ladies and gentlemen, a true son of the Lone Star State! — a long, lean, lank Texan 
whose standards of feminine beauty originated in the land of cactus and sand. For four 
years he has preached of the surpassing beauty of the shy Texas maiden and, judging from 
the examples he has drawn hither during his time, we are more than inclined to respect his 
taste. Harry has not dragged consistently, but when he has, "SHE" has generally been a 
subject of favorable comment for several days after the hop. When he says that he is fussing a girl 
from home, it is always a good tip to pilfer a couple of dances. 

In athletics, Harry's activities have been confined to handball and practices in the Swedish 
ballroom on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. 

Harry is a strong advocate of Mme. Lina Cavalieri's "Beauty Hints," without which he would 
not have achieved his present enviable reputation as a 

"soche." About him there is always a faint, lingering, _ ; 

intangible fragrance of "Eau de Quinine," "Herpicide" or - 

"Mary Garden" — it is too subtle to be positively identified. 
Second Class Year this gave rise to a flood of abominable 
verse which sometimes caused him to forget, for the 
moment, whether he was walking on his hands or feet. 
Due to the capable coaching of "Stites," however, Harry has 
acquired the ability of treating with supreme disdain all 
such attempts to ruffle his temper and cause his goat to 
browse at large. 

His name has not always decorated the lists of the 
"savvy" sections, but he showed the first part of First 
Class year that efficiency is not necessarily a synonym of 
savoir. His handling of the First Battalion as four-striper 
was a thing of which he should be proud. 

Harry, when he gets out in the service, will, we feel 
suie, continue to be the same hearty, hospitable, genial ship- 
mate that we have found him during our association with 
him here. He is a lucky man that Harry calls "friend." 

"Say, fellows! give me that letter, will you?" 

.--'iX, ■ Vi-f 




Jfogepf) l^otoarb Cfjabltiicfe 

Bridgewater, Massachusetts 
"Joe" "Jo-sef" 

Basketball Numerals; Baseball Nume- 
rals; Masqueraders (2); Choir (2, I); 
Reina (2). 

ELLO, Joe ! Look at me with those sparkling dark eyes and give me that smile. No wonder 
the femmes go crazy over you. 

Joe comes from Massachusetts, but, contrary to the traditions of the State, he is generally 
"unsat" in something. It is not because of woodenness, however, for he is not wooden, but 
just because he's such a good fellow that he doesn't get time to study. He has roomed with 
"Charlie Noble" for the course, which accounts for it, as Charlie doesn't have to study. In athletics 
Joe plays on the class basketball and baseball teams, and was a forward on the famous Youngster team 
which won the championship from "1913. " But it's as a fusser that Joe shines. He began Youngster 
cruise at dear old Provincetown, "did " Newport, Second Class cruise, and ended up First Class cruise 
by brilliant work in England. Now, there are rumors afloat that soon after graduation he is going to 
wind up in a grand finish. We hope not, Joe, for it is said 
that (a) "Benedictine " is dangerous. 

He's very seldom in any but the best of humor 
(except when the trees go up), and on the cruises especially 
he cheers up things a little when the horizon begins to 
pitch and reel and Bascom Smith makes a dash for the 
topside. He is generous, good-natured, and more or less 
efficient. Has a peculiar side twist in his walk, which we 
think came from too much association with "Sack 'it. " 
Used to have somewhat of a Bostonian accent, but he's 
lost most of that. Another of Joe's failings is that he 
sings(?) in the choir. 

"Ah! Cutie, you mean so much to me! " 


3rbing JHepnoIbsi Cfjamberg 


Washington, D. C. 


'' '\\- 

Lucky Bag Staff. 




RVING is a contribution to our class from ' I 4, but during four years with us he has been one of us 
with no hint of previous connections. The departments have not given him any considerable 
worry, and with the exception of the languages of all descriptions he has found the academic 
course pretty smooth sailing. In Mech Drawing he was a particularly bright star, finishing up 
the subject with a nearly perfect score. Outside of studies, Simp has devoted his efforts to 

trying to land a place on the varsity baseball squad, and the snow is never too deep for his daily workout 

at baseball. 

He is inclined toward being a squire of dames, although his fussing has been somewhat confined 

to Sampson Row. His most noteworthy achievement is his rooming with Dupre for three years. Honor 

enough for any man! He has nearly civilized that wild cowpuncher direct from Center, Texas. It has 

been a martyrdom, however; one bright spot in those awful 

years is the time when he developed chicken-pox, sending 

Dopey to quarantine for two weeks. And Dopey was 

dragging heavy to the hop that occurred during those two 

weeks. Vengeance ho! 

Simp blossoms out on the cruises. He makes all the 

liberties, sees all the sights, and still manages to haul down 

a nice fat cruise efficiency mark with an attendant high 

cruise standing. He has proved a bit flighty at times, 

hence it is rumored that he intends joining the aeroplane 

corps. (Thumbs down, everybody!) 

The medical board has pestered Simp quite a little; 

here's hoping he gets by on the last one. 


®f)cobore Cb^on Cfjanblcr 

Washington, D. C. 


Baseball Numerals; Basketball N (I); 
Basketball Numerals; Football Numerals; 
Farewell Ball Committee. 

ED spends most of his spare time either in athletic pursuits or in sleeping. He has made good 
on most of the class teams, and has had the nerve to prefer a hotel bed to a day's liberty in 
sunny Italy. He has never been a constant fusser, having been somewhat handicapped by 
those thrust upon him through Faith, Hope and Charity. Not that many a fair maiden 
hasn't admired his manly beauty, with those dark, curly locks and winning eyes. What a 

shame that he has spent his Septembers in C , New Hampshire, where the lure of the cow-bells 

has well fortified him against the charms of the society belles. Or is it that a fair damsel in C 

has been claiming our Ted's attention? 

Ted has roomed with Spig Field throughout the course, except for those months when Spig was 
piling up a little sea-duty to help him on his way towards winning that l84-to-5 shot of being an 
admiral. Although they don't seem to resemble each other 
in tastes, they have gotten along together famously, and 
Ted believes nearly everything that Spig says, which is a 
powerful test of trusting confidence. 

Ted has been growing remarkably fast since he 
entered here in his childhood days, and if he had another 
year to go, would probably be playing football on the 
'Varsity. As it is, his work on the First Class team this 
year was just about the best that inter-class athletics has 
ever shown. 

Ted is a Navy Junior, but he is a rare form of the 
species, being quite unmindful of the fact. The very best 
luck that we can wish him is that he may follow in the 
footsteps of the "old man," though, we might hope, with 
a slightly smaller coefficient of form. 




' ' Altoona, Pennsylvania 

"Bennie" "Harry" "BenjyBoy" 


'Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll. 
Charms strike the sight, hut merit wins the 


Farewell Ball Committee; Choir (2, I). 


UALITY, not quantity! These three words are descriptive of Bennie. He has not been the 
class leader or tried to be a prominent figure, but he is one of the best-liked fellows in 15. 
Harry has an exceedingly happy disposition and seldom rhinos. 

However, let us not dwell too long on the quality of this man: everyone knows about 
that. "Not quantity!" Yes, for Bennie is hardly what you would call a giant. In fact, 
when he and Skeeter went to buy overcoats in London they were directed to the boys' department. 
This also handicapped him in the way of athletics for three years, but when first class year rolled around 
he joined the golf squad and you should s-e-e the little man swat the ball. It is he from whom, they 
say, Joe Gish takes lessons. 

Harry is not much of a fusser — there's a reason. He came to us a near-Benedict and will leave 
a Benedict; he openly admits he's out for the class 
banner. Par consequent, except when "she " comes down, 
he seldom graces the hops by his presence. Of course he 

wants a Philadelphia ship, so as to be near her; but wherever ••!»»".• 

he lands, he'll be a welcome addition. wi^'i\^*->.' 

"Wotherbaum and Chenovitch." 


' *#^ 

Carle Mapnc Jf reeb Cfjilbsi 

Lewistown, Pennsylvania 


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ease mine ears. 

Baseball Numerals; Basketball Nume- 
rals: Masqueraders (2, 1); Choir (3, 2, 1); 
Bugle Corps (2, I); Glee Club. 


OC has never reminded us of a Quaker, even though he comes from Willie Penn's state. Soc 
has a deep voice, a merry laugh, and from a front elevation looks remarkably like a jolly 
hippopotamus, with a sense of humor in proportion. He is peculiarly fond of a big time. 
Second Class cruise he gained a reputation as a "big-time artist, " a reputation which he has 
not dimmed by later activities. His studies do not suffer markedly from his frivolities; 
although not savvy, he manages to keep along with the average without burning midnight oil. Seldom 
misses dragging to a hop; it all falls into his scheme of making the most of the opportunities of our 
enviably many-sided life! 

Youngster Year Soc was a member of our championship class basketball team— the one that 
beat 13 in about the fiercest inter-class contest we've ever seen — and those who are conversant with 
the remarkably vigorous methods of expressing good-feeling 
that show up in these athletics will appreciate the state- 
ment. Some time later Soc demolished his knee and 

ruined all chance of making the varsity squad. Had he re- . -:"■ ■•5«l£-:« i 

mained a whole man, he might be wearing the coveted "N " 
to-day — qui sait? 

He has decided opinions and will defend them while 
a cubic inch of air is left with which to do so. He 
seldom rhinos, and when he does succumb it takes the form 
of a tragic silence, which is at least thoughtful of him. If 
Wurtele would do likewise we might all be loving the Navy 
"tous les jours, vingt-quatre heures." 

In general Soc has a happy disposition, and that 
elephantine grin alone assures you that a liberty made 
with him will be a good one. 


purton ^f)ttf)am Cf)ippenbale 


North Adams, Massachusetts 


Soccer Numerals; Track Numerals. 


NOTHER product of the Bay State, ladies and gentlemen — Burton W. Chippendale, alias 
"Chip." It is a recognized fact that each Massachusan who has condescended to honor the 
Naval Academy with his patronage has had some peculiarity by which he is distinguished 
from his fellow-abnormals. Chip is the exception that proves the rule. He hasn't starred, 
he hasn't invented a noiseless soup spoon, or a pea knife, or a clock without springs. Although 
unfortunate in this respect, he has, however, succeeded in one notable accomplishment that is worthy 
of record in the Hall of Fame — he has conquered the inborn Massachusan instinct to say "cawn't. " 

Ever since Plebe summer, Chip has been a track man, and a good one, too — don't make any 
mistake about that. He has been one of those consistent hard workers, known as "hustlers, " who 
devote all four years to a sport merely for the love of it and not for personal glory. 

He and "Avvy " Dalton have been two of "Red " 
Thomas' right-hand men in soccer, too When it comes 

to deftly guiding a soccer ball to impinge on that second ' - 

curl from the cow-lick. Chip is there, decorated with all 
manner of bells and spangles. 

He has rather kept to a select crowd of the old 
Fourth Company. Plebe Year, he and Steve Rockwell 
hit it off; Youngster and Second Class years, he and 
"Jawn " Miller endured each other, but First Class year he 
fled to Archie Glann for companionship. 

Chip is always hail-fellow well-met with everyone — 
in fact this sometimes shows up in him as a fault. When- 
ever "dope" is desired on any topic whatever, he can always 
supply it, no matter whether he knows anything about the 
subject or not. He is sometimes seen in the company of 
ladies, but could hardly be condemned as a fusser. 

Second and First Class years Chip developed as a 
savoir and, because of his ability in batting exams, bids 
fair to become an admiral if the proposed personnel bill 
goes through. 


3aalpl) Walho Cf)rigtie 

Wakefield, Massachusetts 


AY I mention "New England product" again^ Yes, and from that hotbed of ingenuity and 
brilliance — Massachusetts. Because Fate was such, our hero received many a torture 
Plebe year. Just an answer of "Massa — , sir," was enough. A wooden man's most 
delightful fruit. 

Ralph brought with him his share of wisdom, but he has been too conservative to 

make a general display of it before the profs. He won't argue with them; he would rather sit 

down with a rhino look in his eye and one of those "he's hopeless " ideas in his head. 

Christie is the kind of chap who looks out for his friends' pleasures and needs. Sincere, big- 
hearted and hospitable — a mighty valuable side-kick to have close aboard. Just drop into Smoke Hall 

some time during your spare moments and you'll hear everything from "Hungarian Rhapsodic " to 

"Sister Susie's Sewing " executed (no, this isn't sarcasm!) 

on the keyboard by Dingo. He is the most accommodating 

man at pounding the box we know, and he can do it up right, 

too. It's most enjoyable, if you have a belayin' pin handy, 

to hear our Wakefield pronounce "Ha-a-a-ahvahd " and 

"Bahston" — well, you know how an approximate Bos- 

tonian does it. In searching for contraband dope on our 

victim's life we must consider that he has lived with that 

good-natured pest, Salome, for four years, and how could he 

keep out of rough-houses or off the morning news-letter 

from the Executive Department? 

Fusser? Um — just a little secret: keep your eye 

on him. It's either a case of "falling " or of "having fallen, " 

and his maxim always has been, "He who hesitates is lost." 

So with the given data, plot his course and distance! 





r» ^J 

Ctarleg (Slober Clarfe 

r^^;'~"'"^ ■ Oakland, California 
C. G. " "Squeegee" 


Class Supper Committee; Reina (2) 

iliijjij)- ■ 4^ 


; f ~' ■/ 

ONEST Injun! he is a handsome chap. And tall and military-like! Well, to tell the truth 
he's that much to the good. Plebe summer this pulled him down three stripes, for which he 
delivered the goods. 

C. G. (no, that doesn't stand for center of gravity) has been one of the easy-going, 
steady men of the class ever since we got together, and he is mighty well thought of. Has 
never shone in any form of American athletics, but has gone along and penetrated under the skin of 
nearly everyone by general likability. 

Has had the misfortune (?) to live four years with "Chic," but seems to be the better for it. 
Despite Chic's fickle influence, C. G. has been able to fall in love consistently once a year and remain 
constant till next leave. All in all, he's a cheerful classmate, a man of diversified interests and one with 
a large circle of friends. 

Sunny California can well be pleased with C. G. 
He'll rhino and he'll caper when occasions offer, such as J'ia- 

Dago recitations, but he's a downright optimist, after all, 
and that's what makes the world go round. 

Whether in the Service or outside, in trouble or not, 
meeting and knowing this man gives a positive pleasure. 
"Yes, God bless him! " 


^enrp ^cfjieffelin Clarfe, 3t, 

New York City, New York 

Masqueraders (3) ; Log Staff 

R. CLARK, what are you doing here?" That's the voice of the O. C. down the corridor, and 
Maggie is once more caught messing around with something he should not have. Perhaps 
he has just blown out a fuse trying to fix up some kind of an electric outfit. Perhaps he is 
just visiting for the purpose of teasing someone; but you can always depend on it that he 
is anywhere that he ought not be. Lessons are the least of Maggie's troubles, granted of 
course that he has any at all. If Maggie ever gets really interested in something worth doing he will 
surprise the world with his accomplishments, for he finishes what he starts regardless of consequences, 
and when he is through no one else can put on any last touches. Careless and care-free in the extreme, 
he is such a happy sort of a person that you can't get sore at him even when he is teasing you. 

He holds one record, we are sorry to state: he was the first man in the class to put a 1915 class 
ring on the right hand of a girl when she was wearing a 1914 
ring on her left. Don't tell we told you, because he isn't 
proud of his exploit now. 

Steve Brodie took a chance, and got away with it, 
but he had only a river to contend with. Maggie Clark has 
taken loads of chances, but his have been with a river com- 
posed of O. C.'s, Jimmy-Legs, and upperclassmen, and to our 
knowledge he has never gotten away with anything yet. 
The only gunman in the class more dangerous than Spriggs. 
"The man who should be respected is the man who 
will take a chance. " — "Speeches not appreciated by the ^^ ^^^^ 

English Department," by J. Potter Brown. Bfl ifcU- J>3 ^^^B^ i.±Ai t%^_ ^ 


Robert William Clarb 

,07,-- Amsterdam, New York 

"Salome" "Gyp" "Bob Willie" "Kink" 

"Ah! she's the lass for me!' 

Track Numerals; Track Team 
Class German Committee. 

(3, 2): 


--1. , ... { 

E call him Salome mostly, but that doesn't quite do him justice. He was Salome in reality 
only Plebe year; since then he has reformed, but the name couldn't be forgotten. Full of 
fun always, ever ready for a good time, happy-go-lucky — that's our Bobbie; for he is ours 
despite any arguments that may come from Amsterdam or Texas. He is a good listener 
to any story, but is always ready to come back with one just twice as good. He has all 

kmds on tap, and they're unbeatable. As a track man he did a lot of practicing making Second Class 

liberties — then he had to run past "his florist's " to keep from being hauled in. While he claims that 

Amsterdam is without doubt the best place on earth, and would fight with a man for slandering the 

Erie Canal, he says that Geneva, Switzerland, runs it a close second. For five long days he ran loose 

there, happy and free, and won the hearts of everyone. Some even took him for "Kink " Alfonso 

of Spain and treated him in the manner that would become 

a royal personage. He took such attention in a kindly 

spirit, never allowing it to bother him in the least. ' 

Salome, we're glad, one and all, to have known you; 

glad to have had you as one of us during these four years. 

A good, true friend at all times, yours will be a friendship 

hard to lose when we finally "mingle with our friends " and 

go our respective ways. We will hate to shake hands and 

say good-bye, but we know that you go to a life full of 

success, and with it we wish you all the happiness in the 

woild. (Invite us to the wedding, boy.) 


►tuart pension Clarfe 

Evanston, Illinois 
"Stuart" "Stewey" "S. B." 

Lacrosse LNT, Basketball Numerals; 
Farewell Ball Committee; Masqueraders 



en as a russer ne is a 

TUART BENSON CLARK, like all loyal sons of Chicago (a suburb of Evanston), is a great 
believer in anything that pertains to, or has bearing upon, that windy city on Lake Michigan. 
No matter what it is, Chicago has something a little better. We haven't a doubt but that he 
would advise one who asked his advice on the subject to get everything from a wife to a paper 
of pins at Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s or Montgomery Ward's. But don't let this prejudice 
you against Stewey. There are a number of other traits of his that you may like better. For instance, 
he is always ready for a rough-house, and he can't study unless he is beating time with two pencils to 
some popular tune, humming the same meanwhile. These don't appeal to you? Well, then, you can't 
help liking his work in athletics. Although handicapped by his size, he is a member of a cham- 
pionship basketball team and one of the mainstays of the lacrosse team. The 
perfect success. All the girls like to talk to him, for they 
never know just what he is going to say next, except that it 
will be the unexpected. At the hops they all fight for the 
next fox trot with Stewey. 

To consider his serious side — he has one of those, too. 
and to say nothing of it would be to say nothing of Stuart — 
he is always in good-humor and it is impossible to make 
him rhino. To hear him give advice about keeping out of 
debt, you would think him a seasoned business man. He 
never knocks, is always willing and ready to help a friend, 
and he sees nothing but good in everybody. 
"Well, let's go! let's go! " 


ilorace ©onalb Clarfee 

Eagle Grove, Iowa 

Soccer Numerals; Class Song Committee; 

Hop Committee ( I ) ; Choir (4, 3, 2, 1 ) ; Glee 

/ r 


N ex-President of, and server of several terms in the White House, demerits have come Don's 
way many at a time. His good times have often conflicted with the "Regulations of the 
U. S. Naval Academy, 191 I/' and yet in spite of his collection of "serious offences" you feel 
instinctively that he is a man to be trusted and relied upon implicitly. He has broken 
regulations only after deciding that, all things considered, the game was worth the candle. 

For three years he valued his "skag" above the risk of discovery, and though others doubted the wisdom 

of his action, was not to be denied the company of Lady Nicotine. \X'hen dire retribution overtook 

him he took his medicine smilingly and uncomplainingly and spent the best part of Second Class year 

on the good ship "Reina." It was characteristic of the man, for the good and bad things of life are all 

greeted with a smile and a calm unconcern. The smile has won him the affection of his classmates 

his matter-of-fact acceptance of Fate's decrees their respect. 

Not impulsive, quick neither of thought nor of action, Don 

Clarke is one of those methodical, lovable individuals \vho >""■/- 

keep the world on its handle. He is not savvy, but has put 

up a good fight m the game. Navy vs. Clarke, in spite of a 

natural antipathy to the insides of text-books. There 

are some solid ideas in the back of his head that will take 

him a long way farther than any amount of superficial 

savviness would. 

"Perhaps Seiior Clarkie can tell us?" 


©abib iWclernon Colling 

Boston, Massachusetts 

"Dave" "Collie" 

Track N (2); Captain Track Team (1); 
Track Numerals; Secretary Midshipmen's 
Athletic Association (2); Athletic Repre- 
sentative (4, 3); Football Squad (4, 3, I); 
Log Staff (2, 1); Lucky Bag Staff; Mas- 
queraders (4, 2); Christmas Card Com- 
mittee; Class Crest Committee. 

F you chance to hear some fair one inquire at a hop, "Who is that good-looking fellow with the 
dark, curly hair? " it's a ten-to-one shot that she has seen Dave Collins dancing a one-step or 
fox-trot with grace divine. "For he's a devil, he's a devil, " not only in his own home town 
(Boston, if you please), but everywhere else as well. Second Class cruise, his charm and his 
dancing, combined with a membership in the Social E. club, made Collie a favorite in Newport 
and Jamestown. From what we hear, the "New Jersey " soches who attended the "Mother Goose 
Ball " were lucky to have D. M. C. in the party. 

In Collins the class has a prep school star athlete who has made good in later performances. He 
has been a speedy backfield man for three years, but has missed playing against the Army by the 
narrowest of margins. At a Navy track meet, the man who first breasts the tape in the 100 or 220- 
yard dash is usually Collins, for this Roxbury Latin boy 
can show a clean pair of heels to most sprinters. 

One would naturally suppose that a Massachusetts 
product would wear a star on his collar, but Dave always 
did have an antipathy for anything mathematical, al- 
though his a-la-Venus-Abbott accent carried him along 
gloriously in all subjects where "El Toro " is at liberty to 
roam. Collie has talent as a cartoonist; since he por- 
trayed the "Pardon me. ladies " episode you can't get Gyp 
Clark to acknowledge his genius, however. Get Darrow 
started some day about the fleet cruise if you want to find 
out how Dave's presence insures the rarest of liberties. > 

Furthermore, you can't help liking Collie, whether 
you want to or not. It's a sure thing! 


Walttv 3o\)n Confer 



Hamilton, Ohio 

"Walt" "Abie- 



EFORE you, fair reader, is the picture of the best business head in the Class of 1915, and 

probably one of the best in the whole Navy. The occasions on which this commercial 

ability has been evidenced are too numerous even to summarize. Remember the way 

wardroom watermelons wandered into the midshipmen's mess on the New Jersey, Second 

Class cruise? Remember who borrowed a pair of shoes from an underclassman the morning 

of our last examination. Second Class year, so that he would not be compelled to ruin his own while 

christening his class ring? Remember who drew the full number of "Lucky Bags " on requisition and 

then had a notice published to the effect that they were for sale at cash prices? 

The gently fluttering hearts of the fair do well to flutter more violently in Walt's presence, for he 
is a susceptible youth. How many hops have been held during the past three years simply and solely 
for the girl he was dragging! As for correspondence — well, 
the daily pink envelope with its small, round address, 
"Mr. Jack Confer, " is usually but one among many on his 

For the rest, Walt is a willing friend — the kind that 
used to lend you ten bones during that financial drouth in 
Newport. And what's more, he knows every man on the 
ship, whether coal passer or Exec, and is only too glad to 
cajole any of them to do you every pdssible favor. His 
steady, persistent boning by its example, and his unselfish 
friendship by its sheer well-meaning, have helped his room- 
mate "Swede " through some thick academic forests when 
athletics had been playing the deuce with Overesch's class 

"Confers in the choir." 


itterian ColbitieU Cooper 

Jacksonville, Florida 

"Cadet" "Alligator Joe" "P. L. D.' 

GNT (4, 3); Gymnasium Team (2); Hop 
Committee (1); Class Supper Committee 
Reina (2, 1). 

OU who do not know him, peruse this. If you do know him you are wasting your time. Read 
sixteen volumes of Boswellian biography with Cooper as the theme and you will know less 
than if you talk to him for five short minutes. "Short" is unnecessary, for in Merian's 
company all minutes are short. Everyone has a personality, but the Cadet, just to be 
different, has two. One of them he displays under the yoke of military necessity and the other 

when he is his own true self. 

The Navy struck a blow at civil progress when it took him in and incidentally limited his own 

advancement, unless "Admiral" is more desirable than "President." Believers in reincarnation would 

call him Patrick Henry or Demosthenes, and doubtless he could give them both points in oratory. His 

vocabulary is large and his tongue is fluent, a combination which, supported by a quick and analy- 
tical brain, makes everything he says worth while. His 

heart is as large as his possibilities and as warm as his 

invective. Wherever he goes or whatever he does, his 

"sovereign state of Florida" will ever feel the honor and 

distinction of claiming such a son as he. 

Cooper, we like you because you are a man of 

original ideas; a man of practical experience; a man of 

strong conviction, and a man of remarkable personality. 

In each of the above the qualification "man" is repeated 

because it is the most descriptive of your character. It is 

too bad you are not a millionaire, for then your friends 

would be as rich in fact as they are now in the honor of your 



Jfreberit ^aul Culfaert 


East Orange, New Jersey 

"Cully" "Paulus" "Cap' 

Crew N Cross Oar (3); Crew N (3); 
Captain of Crew (1); Crew Numerals; 
Captain of Plebe Crew (4); Football N ( I ); 
Football Numerals; Midshipmen's Athletic 
Association ( I ) ; Class Secretary and Treas- 
urer (3, 2). 

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HIS is our best representative of the Apollo Belvedere type. True, he was rather lanky and 
ethereal in appearance when he first joined us, but by hard work in the gym and on the 
river he has developed into a veritable giant. He had no trouble in gaining a seat in the 
Plebe crew and was Captain of that crew from the beginning — the last undefeated Plebe 
crew. Next year found him in the Varsity boat, where he has remained without serious 
danger of being displaced. First Class year he captains the Crew and we are looking for a fine showing 
at the Henley. While Cul has given most of his efforts to crew, he is not a one-team athlete. His 
development in football the past season gained him an "N," won by pretty work under difficult cir- 

Cully has never studied very hard. In the first place, he has never found it advisable; in the 
second place, he rooms with Kirby. He can discuss with 
precise knowledge the books of the minute, for he has a 

fondness for books in general, all manner of text-books }S^^S ^ 

excepted. He fusses spasmodically, but there is good 
reason to believe that he is wholly heart-free. Only with 
difficulty can we pardon his selfishness in not going out for 

choir and delighting us with that matchless voice that % 

charmed East Orange congregations for six years. / ,,, . 

Cap has been a reliable friend to the wooden man, 
and has backed with all his soul and strength every good 
institution in our life; yet he is always in for a good time 
and is willing to take his little chance with the reg book if 
necessary. All in all, Cully is one of our biggest and best. 



©onalb iHaclean Balton 

Le Mars, Iowa 

■Jack" "Avvie" "Avogadro" 

"Avvie has blown out the fuses again! 
Let's get him!" 

—Second Company Wail. 

Football Numerals; Soccer Numerals. 

VVIE, the boy inventive and mechanical genius from Le Mars, loway, is under our spotlight 
at the present moment. Behold him! — the successor at once both of Lord Kelvin and of 
"Charlie," the gentleman whose presence, in oily overalls, favors most of the illustrations in 
our Juice text-books. He can make anything from a paper doll to a motor car — and does it, 
too. Every day he caches a most mysterious tin cake-box. containing all sorts of instru- 
ments of Black Magic, from the eagle eye of the O. C. making his tour of inspection. The 
number of fuses blown out by Avvie in his experiments resulted. Second Class year, in an investigation 
in the power house, and an entire wall of a corridor in Bancroft Hall was torn out to locate the "crossed 
wires." Give him some sort of a machine that no one could possibly be expected to understand, and 
he is perfectly content. 

"Apple Face" is one of "those fusser things" also. 
If you, my dear young lady, are particularly interested in 
him, ask him how many girls he asked over for June Week 
while he was in London. He seemed quite taken by the 
English type of beauty. However, he does not entirely 
scorn home product, as he seems to endure hops with small 

Jack is a practical man, a man whose interest in his 
work is real and not forced, and it will be a favored ship that 
gets him as a J. O. Here's luck, Jack! (But have a heart 
with the fuses!) 

"Oh! how can 1 ever forget that cute, little, apple- 
faced Mr. Dal ton?" 



Eofaert QCurner ©arroixi 

fN New London, Connecticut 

"Jack" "Bob" "Timken" ' 

"Let us sit down here, with a packet oj 
tobacco and a drink., ond talk of art and 


Lacrosse Numerals; Academy Side Horse 
Champion (3); Gym Team (3 j; Lucky Bag 

'. ( 

ACK is one of the biggest fussers in the class. Unlike many other fussers, Jack does not confine 
himself to Saturdays, but may be seen nearly any afternoon practicing the gentle art. He 
does not seem to have singled his affections on any fair one, but prefers giving them all a good 
time — they just cannot resist the way he says "cahnt," "hahlf," etc. Aside from the fore- 
going, Jack is a famous raconteur; it is impossible to go him one better. He used to furnish 

continual amusement for the old Sixth Company Crums, and if you have not heard him recount his 

experiences in London, you have missed a trick. 

In studies Jack is as savvy as he wants to be. He could "star" but he prefers otherwise. Plebe 

year he stood twenty, but Youngster year he decided to live a life of ease and joined the Cosmopolitan 

Club. As a consequence his name has appeared on various trees and, needless to say, his class standing 

has been about six times greater. Yet Darrow is not a man • . 

to shirk responsibility, as demonstrated on First Class 

cruise, where his efficiency marks put him with the top- 

notchers. Those who stood a watch on the bridge with him 

or were in his division well remember the efficient manner 

in which he did things. Youngster year he was good in ,- 

gym and would undoubtedly have won his letter Second 

Class year had he kept at it. But alas! one cannot be a 

constant fusser and an athlete. Gym lost out. 

As a midshipman Jack has been a mighty good ship- 
mate. To his more intimate friends he has displayed a 

depth of character unsuspected by those who judge him by 

his mildly cynical exterior. May his shadow never grow 






Srttjur Caplep ©abis; 

Lincoln, Nebraska 

•'Art" "A.C." 

Star (2) ; Log Staff (2, 1 ) ; Editor-in-Chief 

ERE we have our Art, at once savant, journalist, violin player, and what not. However, even 
as Ty Cobb, not satisfied with being the world's greatest batter, aspires to become a pitcher, 
so does Art endeavor to be classed as a humorist when he already has so many accomplish- 
ments. Sad to relate, though, Arthur will never succeed in that line, but we are forced to 
believe that he will continue in this pursuit. Often he has tortured our ears with his would-be 
bubbling wit, with the result that each time his average as a humorist sinks lower. 

To Art Davis is due the credit for having such a wonderful paper as the Log, so well representa- 
tive of the life at the U. S. N. A. He it was who, in spite of all the hammers that we broke out on 
each appearance of this paper in its infancy, guided it and improved it, until now it has attained a 
very high standard among college papers in this country. 

With his bubbling wit(?), his smiling countenance, 
and his ability as a violinist, Cayley has been able to win 
for himself a large spot in the hearts of the good matrons of 
Crabtown and, in fact, with the fair sex in general. Let us 
lightly pass by his escapade at Philadelphia wherein one 
young lady turned out at a most outrageous hour, es- 
pecially for Sunday morning, to see him depart, and then, — 
he missed the train! 

A. C. is a worker and he will make for himself a 
happy future if work is any determining factor. When he 
is not studying, he is either slaving on his Log or reading 
some good book. We all believe that Art will make a big 
mark in this world and we wish him the best of luck. 


3o\)n l^racp JSabisi 


Waverly, Missouri 

'Moke" "Tracy' 

Wrestling WNT (3, 2); Wrestling Special 
Weight Champion (4, 3, 2); Captain 
Wrestling Team (1); Baseball Numerals. 

XAMINE the set of that jaw and the steely glint of those eyes and you will have in a nutshell 
the character of the man they represent. Tracy is diminutive in stature but gigantic in 
ability. He is the most consistent wrestler and surest point winner the Navy has ever 
placed on the mat. Second Class year he threw all comers and clearly established his right 
to the title of Intercollegiate Champion. An injured leg prevented his taking active part in 
this year's meets, but he proved an excellent captain and taught all he knew about the game — very little 
that he doesn't know about it, too — to the rest of the team. Aside from the Moke's athletic abilities he 
is one of the prettiest teacup-jugglers in the class, and his "two-lump " bow has engendered no end of 
comment. He is a member of the Tried Trio of Misogynists and says the reason he fusses is because he 
hates women and wants to give them a bad time. According to them, he hasn't succeeded very well. 
He knows more baseball than Jew Meyers, and can tell you 
the batting average to seven decimals of any player in either 

If you ever want a good, stanch friend who will stick 
to you through thick and thin, just call on Davis, for a more 
loyal comrade never existed. He is always ready with a 
helping hand and whatever is his, is his friends'. You, 
Tracy — may you never meet the Hermit! 
"She was an old friend of my sister. " 


Samuel Eus^gel ©eetg 

Clarksburg, Maryland 
"Sam" "Fossil" "Grandpa" "Old Man" 

"A merry life I lead, for all my years." 

Football Squad (4, 3); Football Nume- 
rals; Baseball Numerals; Reina. 

AM hails from the heart of Maryland. He was the only Maryland boy to pass the entrance 
exams in April, 1910, and, judging from the newspapers, his State was proud of him. 

Not for one minute during these past four years has he worried about life. Marks 
have interested him little and bothered him less. His ability as a football player took him 
from the plebe squad to the varsity. Early in the season. Youngster year, he received an 
injury which changed his features permanently and also retired him from football. Had he been able 
to continue, the chances are that he would be wearing an "N" today. He occasionally joins the ranks 
of the fussers and blossoms forth with a queen, but the greater part of his social activities has been in 
the form of stag parties. Wherever there is a "big time" under way, you'll find the Old Man there. He 
has taken part in the Frolics of the First Company with an energy unusual in one of his advanced age. 
Hook, Berry Dobyns, The Cat, Steve, and Grandpa have 
killed time in a hundred various ways, all pretty lively for 
an ancient manner. The best of the Old Man's tricks was 
when he kicked Berry from under the bed. "Dobyns, 
G. B., visiting after taps. " And all the while the cunning 
old graybeard lay low until the O. C. left the room, where- 
upon he crawled from under, to receive Berry's con- 
gratulations on his quick-wittedness. 

Old Man, may you never feel your age! 



Jfuliusi Caesiar JBtlpim 


Philadelphia. Pennsylvania 

"Still waters run deep." 


T is easy to estimate the characters of the men who proclaim their thoughts from the tops of 
the tables in Smoke Hall, and whose voices rise in every discussion waged therein. But the 
quiet men who seek not publicity nor do they bull vociferously as do others who oft know 
not whereof they speak — these are not as easily judged. Delpino is one of those who put 
themselves in the background, who do not drag to hops nor read the Cosmo., in short, who 
are not midshipmen of the usual species. He has filled his recreation hours with literature and music 
other than the latest output of the ragtime mills. Hence he is incomprehensible. There is one bond 
that joins him most undeniably to the rest of us — he has served his time with the others of Bob 
Willie's Strangling Squad in the pool under the tutelage of Spuds, Heinz, Joe Murray et al. 

Julius Caesar has found little really difficult in our work. Neatness and dexterity have been a 
valuable aid to him, while absorbed effort has enabled him 
to grasp the rest. The workings of his mind at times, how- 
ever, often astonish his section and instructors. 

"What would you do in case of a missfire, Mr. 

"Open the breech right away, sir." 
"Well, I'd hate to be in your turret. 1 think you 
would kiss this world good-bye." ^ 

Five minutes later. Julius has been pondering his 
faux pas, then, eager to retrieve himself: 

"Sir, I didn't know that the gun was supposed to be 


^ebro Sugusito M Vaik 

Santurce, Porto Rico 
"Buzzard" "Pete" 

Masqueraders (4, 3); Class Football 
(3, 2, I ) ; Class Crest Committee; Leader 
Mandolin Club. 

ETE came to us from San Juan, Porto Rico, a direct descendant of Don Jose de Sevilla. Those 
big brown eyes and his courtly Spanish temperament caused many a fair seiiorita's heart to 
flutter, and, indeed, the "Buzzard" began to think that he was immune to the wiles of the 
fair sex until the middle of youngster year, when the order of things was quite reversed. It 
was then that the rule of opposites proved true and the butterfly of sunny Spain was more than 
captured by the tactics of the cold northland. 

Needless to say, the "Buzzard" will be seen tripping gayly up the aisle this June to the sweet 
strains of Mendelssohn's masterpiece. 

Coming down to brass tacks, however, Pete is one of the finest men in the class. He is seldom 
rhino, but when he is it is a rare treat to drop in and listen to a round-robin expose of the Academy and 
everything connected therewith. In general, though, he 
is a model as regards even temper. 

Pete has inherited the musical temperament of his 
forefathers, and can easily hold his own on anything from 
the banjo to the violin; and as for harmony after 9:30, 
no possible combination is complete without the leader of 
the Mandolin Club. 

Pete's good nature is destined to make many a 
dull night at sea a real pleasure. 


I^ouisi Eemsien be Eoobe 

^■'^: '' Glens Falls, New York 

"Flat" "Looeye" "Heavy" "Chief" "Lob" 

Football N (I); Basketball Squad (4, 
3. 2, 1); Crew Squad (4, 3, 2); President 
of the Class (3, 2j ; Masqueraders (4, 3, 2); 
Glee Club. 



AIL to the Chief! The potential abilities of Looeye have ever been a marvel to his classmates. 
He is full of life's experiences and can always tell you one you have never heard before. Did 
you ever sit in the parlor with a lot of other fellows hopelessly trying to make conversation? 
Let Louis enter on the scene and note the difference. Animation and brilliance now exist 
where a few minutes before lethargy and stupidity had held full sway. What does this mean? 
It signifies that Louis is a man of force and an irresistible personality. If you don't believe it, just talk 
to him for five minutes, and if you don't change your mind, then it is you who are at fault. 

Unfortunately we have never had opportunity to size him up as a fusser, for he began his 
Academic career as a lover and has been one ever since. We feel assured, however, that he would be a 
demon with the ladies, for how could they resist his handsome build, stately carriage, and endless line 
of small talk, which, unlike the usual run of teacup gossip, 
is really of exceptional merit. - 

Few of us knew Louis until Youngster Cruise, but 
when the time came to choose a President, we all recognized 
him as a power in the class and elected him. Flat is also 
an athlete of no mean ability — a steady crew man and an 

aggressive football player. Here he is in a nutshell: a 

genial companion, an admirable mixer, a talented musician, ^r -Na^sH 1^- 

an able athlete, and, above all, a real friend. 

"Skenopious!" _ _ ■C 


Crfifeine Simpson ©oUar|)ibe 

Foreman, Arkansas 

"Erkie" "The Cat" 

Baseball Numerals; Reina. 

HE cat is by nature a quiet, peace-loving animal as long as it receives proper treatment, but 
just rub the fur the wrong way and watch the sparks begin to fly. This is equally true of our 
"Cat." However, he was not given this name because of his feline characteristics. He 
acquired the title second class cruise as the result of an adventure which befell him while on 
liberty in Rockport, Mass. Our hero was sitting alone in the park, dreaming of Sep 
Leave and Southern beauties, when he was startled from his reverie by a voice, gentle and low, calling 
"Kitty! Kitty! Kitty!" The Cat answered. Thus began a beautiful romance, rudely ended by the 
sailing of the Georgia. The episode was not forgotten by the fellows, especially since for months after- 
ward the mere mention of it was the same as a challenge to mortal combat. 

For four years Erkie has been a member of the Old First, and, like so many of its other "savoirs," 
has contributed his share of foliage to the Departmental 
Shrubbery. Three times has the Academic Board broken 
The Cat's family ties by bilging his successive wives, but for 
the past two years he has had a permanent home with Rojo. 
Erkie is quiet alike in voice and action, displaying 
a cool head and steady nerves when the circumstances re- 
quire them. Like most of us, he sometimes suffers from a 
bad case of rhino and declares that "cit life" has more 
attractions for him than has the Navy; however, we all 
hope that The Cat will stay with us after crossing the last 





©alias; ©aisip ©upre 

Center, Texas 


Academy Light Weight Wrestling 
Champion (2). 

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OR producing this typical cowpuncher the Lord deserves more praise than does a first classman 
who keeps "sat" in Turbines. It is certainly a wonderful job. Dopey joined our pilgrim 
band very late plebe summer. He came fresh from the land of sage and alfalfa, and he is as 
proud of the fact as he is of the two hairs on top of his head. Shortly after he had taken his 
quarters here Dopey attempted to institute a new custom of wearing white gloves to breakfast, 

but the innovation was scorned by the men higher up, and Daisy came to sad grief. 

He first took up his abode with Dave Barton, hoping to live in domestic tranquillity, but after a 

year and a half it preyed on Barton's mind to such an extent that he resigned from the Navee. Since 

that time Dopey has roomed with Chambers, and many evenings has he soothed Simp to peaceful 

slumber with his sweet, silvery tenor voice, which closely resembles the yelp of the coyote on his own 

plains in the cow-and-cactus country. 

Dupre is a regular "divil" with the women. He thinks 

it a sin to stag to a hop, and therefore has always been wary 

enough to draw with much discrimination some queen. 

His practice at throwing and hog-tying has made him a 

clever wrestler, as you may know from his Academy light- 
weight championship medal. Absolutely devoid of fear, 

bluffed by no one. Dopey is sure to make good. Our past 

acquaintance with him has won for him the very best that a 

class can offer: our sincere admiration and warmest 



Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Rifle RNT; Rifle Team (3, 2, 1); Expert 
Rifleman; Expert Pistol Shot; Bronze 
Academy Marksmanship Medal; Secretary 
Intercollegiate Indoor Rifle Club (2). 

ASTON is a man who has kept rather quiet during his four years here and has not given many 
of us a chance to know him well. He has been far from a greaser but has preferred to put at 
least the first three years of his life here into good hard work, and his standing in the class 
signifies some amount of success. 

Easton has preferred marksmanship to all other branches of athletics and has made one 
of the best rifle shots in the Academy. He also does mighty good work with larger caliber guns and 
made an especially good record in summer target practice. 

The lad from Michigan has not had his whole life here strewn with roses and his greatest mis- 
fortune has been to room with and attempt to civilize "Hoke." It has been a sad experience and he 
has ofttimes felt much discouraged by his unsuccessful attempts. 

Three years of blissful dwelling among the old Fifth 
Company roughnecks have decidedly brought Glenn out of 
his shell and he is now one of the boys — full-fledged and a 
hearty supporter of "Smoke Hall" as an institution for good- 

There will be very few occasions in the Navy when 
this young man will be weighed and found wanting. He 
has increased wonderfully in size even during his short 
stay here, and if for nothing else he will be famous in years 
to come for his rotundity. 

He is sure to receive a welcome from any skipper 
who desires to do well in target practice and who wants one 
of our most efficient men. 


V \ 

ilugJ) (Siajpmie Clbrebge 



Memphis. Tennessee 



"Joe Gish" 



Log Staff (2, I). 

If- ^ 


OMING events cast their shadows before, " runs the old adage; and so it is with this fat, 
lazy, slow-moving product of Tennessee. Gish, or more properly Mr. Gish, is one of the 
many wonders of the Naval Academy. In fact, for a while it was thought he would be sent 
to the Panama Exposition as an example of what High Pressure will do. 

Plebe summer, on about his first day in the Navy, a few bold-overs of ' II renamed 
Eldredge "Joe Gish" and he has been so known ever since. His name ranks in fame with Tecumseh, 
except that while Tecumseh stays unchanged, Joe daily assumes greater proportions despite the piteous 
pleadings of the artists of the Swedisha Move. 

Joe's rep. in regard to his physical propensity almost eclipses the fact that he's savvy, and if 
only he worshipped "los sujetos academios" as faithfully as he does Queen Cosmo and her Royal Troupe, 
he would very likely be flashing blinker messages from 
his collar. 

For four years he has been under (that is, beneath) 
the o'ertowering influence of the modern Jeff, otherwise 
known as "Slim Jim of Louisville." Nevertheless, how- 
ever be it, Nature has let him overcome these gamboling 
influences, and so we find Joe, with one more river to cross, 
a humorous, good-natured Southerner with a head full of 
good horse-sense. 

"Say, Mr. Gish, ain't you never had no military 





;9«jr^ jSr^ 

3fof)n feemer jFarnfitriortf) 

Cincinnati, Ohio 

'Dodo" "Charlie" "Themer" "Mayevski' 
"Si" "Johnny" 

•• ♦ 

'He can. I, but doubt to think, he will." 


Reina (2, 1), 118 days. 

HEMER belongs to that class of happy-go-lucky, care-free mortals whose ready smile and good- 
nature make them, above all, good comrades and desirable shipmates. Around him is always 
an atmosphere of good-fellowship and cheer. 

Had he lived in the days of the old navy, 1 doubt not that he would have been famous 
for desperate deeds and hairbreadth escapes. His daring and reckless conduct has been the 

utter despair of the executive department during his little four-year sojourn at the Academy. Young- 
ster year a smoking "pap" sent Johnny for his first cruise on the "Reina Mercedes," which punishment 

had just been revived by the new administration. Since then his career has been checkered with 

periods of "sea duty." Among all of his wild deeds, one in particular stands out alone and above. 

Who has not heard of the " Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" and of the equally daring " Midnight Raid 

of Johnny Farnsworth, or the Mystery of the Missing Pap 

Sheets"? He had the O. C.'s guessing that time and almost 

slipped through for another touchdown. 

Aside from these escapades, in which there was little 

really wrong, John's career has been filled with the usual 

"round of pleasure and enjoyment." He is a fusser in a 

qualified sense and can pour tea with the best of them. 

He is savvier than his class standing would indicate, but 

his knowledge expresses itself in ways other than by the 

usual recitation room route. His diagram of curves for 

range corrections is a notable example of original thinking, 

hence the name "Mayevski." His multiple has suffered 

principally from his preference for argument over merely 

receiving a good mark. 


^Robert Movu jFarrar 

r-.\' ,■' 

Wahpeton, North Dakota 

"Geraldine" Runt" "Shrimp" "Cutie" 

Crew Numerals. 




HO is that funny-faced Httle man?" asks the O. C. "That's Mr. Farrar," is tlie reply, but 
had it been anybody but the O. C. who wanted to know, he would have been told that the 
object of his curiosity was "The Runt," or "The Shrimp," or "Geraldine" — the last being 
the designation bestowed upon him by "Buck." For four years the Runt has been the 
object of constant running on account of his size, or lack of it, but he is a pretty good man 
for all o' that. Rough-housing with "Schuele" is his greatest pleasure and it has kept him in good 

Fairly savvy, but his little bed and the "Cosmo" have cost him many numbers, though he has 
never had to worry over the necessary 2.5. He is the happy medium between fusser and Red Mike, — 
inclined to the former path but hates to write a letter to ask the fair one down. When he does drag, it 
is always a queen, worth at least a ^.1 . - ' 

His ability in handling a racing shell was demon- 
strated Plebe year when he coxswained the class crew to ii..- -I 
victory in every race. Since then he has stuck to the crew ' 
squad and this year he has the first boat. Second Class 
year the Runt showed hitherto undreamed of qualities by 
appearing before the assembled multitude as a clown in the 
gymkhana. Skeeter and Hoif were the only other clowns 
there that had anything over him. 

We know that Geraldine will make good, and those 
of us who are to be shipmates with him in the Big Fleet are 
indeed fortunate. 

Here's to one of the best of them all! — drink to the 


f ofjn Movvi^ Jfielb, Jr. 

San Juan, Porto Rico 

"Spig" "Jawn" 

Bugle Corps (2. I); Reina (2, 1) 


AWN" — some call him "Spig, " but what does that matter? — came from Porto Rico, though he's 
not a native. He has lots of claims to distinction, most prominent among which are his 
"peskiness" and his misguided efforts in the art of bugling. As a plebe, Spig was very much 
in demand with the upperclassmen. Never before or since has such talent as his been dis- 
played in the production of the "Battle of Santiago." As a life-member of the Nicotine Club 

he has never missed a chance to "catch one," and thrice has he had occasion to regret his folly. He 

wears the Reina N for several cruises, one of which he might have avoided had he thought to voice his 

opinion in that fluent Spanish of his instead of in undisguised English. 

Always ready for rough-housing or rhinoing, he has made himself one of the gang from the 

beginning. He will do anything for a friend, from fussing his room-mate's bricks to parting with his 

last skag, and that is something. But he's not a model of 

perfection, — the plebes find this out almost every day 

when they break one of those many "rates " which keep 

the feet of our new arrivals in the "street called Straight. ' 

He is really at his best then, and many a plebe has found 

that "his best" is mighty good. 

"I am going to take an interest in you, Mr. Field, 

as I don't want to see any well-meanmg and deserving 

young man lost to the Service. " 



^\ Salisbury, North Carolina 


Baseball N r4, 3, 2); Batting Medal (4). ';' 

III III 7 ' V. ■ ■ ;■ 

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T'S a great place, the old North State. Yes, sah, and we haven't been disappointed in "Bud" 
since he luf a happy home to be a saylah bye. Soon as he struck town, folks just "natcherly" 
called him "Bud." Sort of couldn't help it. He has such a good-natured smile — just makes you 
feel like the sunny side of life. 

Why did he come to the U. S. N. A.? Well, bless my soul! didn't he go to one of "them 
Kaydet schools" and didn't he read about the gay young proteges of the Uncle in Washington? Alas! 

However be it, he did, and he's won his way into our affections as well as through the mill. 
He's been one of our baseball trusties for four years not only in the field but at bat as well. As a 
matter of fact, down in Salisbury they even named a brand of swat-sticks the "Bud Big Batter." 

Bud and Scotty Minnis have been the closest of 
friends here for the whole course, and by Davy Jones! a fine ^_-_, 

pair of laddies they be! Good hard-tack, level-brained 
fellows, ready for a good liberty if they can make one, and 
doing their best at all times. 

Bud's had a hard pull of it in here because of his eyes 
and his heart. The former we can understand, for he bones 
mighty hard, but news is so scarce about the latter that we 
feel perhaps it's a case of "no Navy for mine " with him. 
Don't blame you a bit, old man. We'd all feel the same 
way if we had the chance. 


Cornelius IS^illtam Jf lj>nn 

Somerville, New Jersey 
"Pinky" "Porquie" 

P^ Y looking at this charming physiognomy and seeing the name that goes with it, do you think 
you can guess his nationaHty? Well, Irish it is, and a more true-hearted Irishman has never 
been seen in the Academy. 

Pinky fusses only when he feels like it, and that is seldom. He started his fussing 
Youngster year at the time "several" of his classmates were ragged for betting, and he 
therefore dragged a girl for a friend. That was his first hop. On the morning after the next hop, Cor- 
nelius was read out on the conduct report for "Dancing improperly, ' but in his statement he disdain- 
fully told the Commandant that he had been asleep back in Bancroft Hall during the entire hop. 
Porquie's "beautiful red hair" was all that saved Doc Friend that night. 

That beautiful red hair mentioned above is quite a topic of conversation with the fair ones 
when Flynn blossoms out on a steam launch party or 
other afternoon sortie. They also like his sky-blue eyes 
and his Irish humor. The Flynn is an athlete, too. He 
has been on the soccer squad ever since it started, and 
was also on the class baseball team as an umpire for a 
couple of seasons. He probably despises work as much, 
if not more, than any other Irishman, and for this reason 

his class standing is not as high as might be; as it is, WKK^ItM^' '^k. 

"es bastante bien. ' K%^K9' ' ^^* 

However, it is not for his fussing, athletic, or savoir 
ability that we like him, but for his personality, — one that 
immediately appeals to all who meet him and that makes 
everyone want to call him "friend." 


^p%. iBn 

l^obert iWakolm jFortsion 

Washington, Georgia 
"Malcolm" "Forstein ' "Little Robert" 

Rifle RNT; Marksman; Sharpshooter; 
Silver Medal for Marksmanship; Class 
Pipe Committee; Hop Committee (I); 
Usher (I). 

say that Malcolm is on the Hop Committee is to speak most conservatively; but that is the 
idea — at hops he is in his element. He shines, sparkles, and glistens; he smiles and the world 
is at his feet. We could ramble on for several volumes telling of his prowess as a dancing man ; 
we might also fill a volume in describing his other winning ways, but there are more serious 
matters at hand. 

Do you hear that anxious cry in an unmistakably Southern accent being wafted down the 
corridor at the stroke of noonday? That is Forstein inquiring as to the whereabouts of his mail. Did 
you ever see that graceful figure on the tennis courts making wild passes at the air and explaining the 
game as he goes along? That is Forstein playing tennis. Have you ever noticed a be-sweatered 
individual jauntily shouldering a dilapidated golf bag on his left shoulder and striding rapidly west- 
ward? That is Forstein bound for a two-ball foursome on 
the links. 

And on Sundays you must have seen that nonchalant 
usher at chapel with his chest covered with medals. The 
ushering speaks for itself, but the medals were won by hard 
work on the rifle team; and by the way, Malcolm is one of 
the mainstays of the Academy sharpshooters. 

Removed from all frivolities, give Malcolm a 
position of responsibility and he is at once oblivious of every- 
thing but the fact that he is an officer and a gentleman. 
There is no doubt that he will make one of the best officers, 
as well as one of the best shipmates, that ever graduated. 
To be in his mess will be a privilege that only those who 
know him can appreciate. 

"Confound you! Did you get any mail?" 


Jfreb. (@. Jfrencf) 

Toledo, Ohio 
"Freddie" "Ferdy" "Eel" 

Reina ( I 

H, well!" — with a languid motion, a dreamy pair of brownish eyes, and Ferdy has got the "dope" 
on the particular "anything" he happens to be contemplating. Ease is his twin brother until 
it comes to finding the value of any Math, problem to seven decimals. But choice and 
chance have predominated, for he has thrown away more winning numbers at a game than 
any other two men. 
The "Eel" is a true savoir — witness all the latest magazines, pamphlets (other than those with 

"Department of " on the outside) and papers on his bookshelf. Neither does physical 

exertion, when not compulsory, hold any charms for him except- 

That "except." During the long quiet of the evenings Second Class year we were startled by 
wild cries of "Help!" to find Ferdy engaged in a vain endeavor to retreat from mortal combat. The 
odds were too great — two to one; and the weapons, many 
well-filled powder cans, were swift in their action. 

"Ferdy" has been something of a puzzle. A hand- 
some man and a "non-fusser." But there may be a 
reason — all the "old guard" have planned a trip to Toledo, 
shortly after graduation, to solve the riddle. 

In the four years we have been together, old friend, 
we have never found you lacking and we know it will be so 

"G'wan! I ain't no dawg." 


';V "^- ^V Morgan town. West Virginia 

Doc" "Holt' 

Lacrosse Numerals; Lacrosse Squad (2) 
Masqueraders (2); Reina (3, 2). 




O hear Doc talk about his adventures and his grape-juice, you would think him a sinner hardened 
in crime, a disgrace to his quiet West Virginia. He also pretends to a high place in the seats 
of the wooden men, while a glance at the Register will give him away immediately. As soon 
as you become acquainted with him you will find that he is a creature of his own imagination, 
conjured up in a brain at once fertile, imaginative, and to some extent morbid. He prowls 
through the wintry corridors of Bancroft Hall at night, and then hies him back to his room to write 
letters to some of his numerous girls, or to compose poetry that displays considerable talent and which 
proves at once the elements of his thought that, on first acquamtance. had fooled you so utterly as 
to his true character. 

He and "Seiior" Lusk — "me and the Seen/' as Holt chooses to call the combination- 
think up a greater variety of ideal existences, harrowing 
adventures and supposititious deviltry in five minutes than 
any other two men, working ten hours a day, could figure 
out in a week — and Doc and the "Seen " are at it all 
the time. 

Doc has had a few real, sure-enough episodes in his 
career, in proof whereof he has two cruises on the Reina to 
his credit (or otherwise, according how you look at such 
things; we use "credit" at "Captain Jack's ' suggestion). 

Holt plays lacrosse in the spring, smokes at all 
times, bones during odd moments, and dreams while 
doing everything. 


iHiUarb (gobert (gamble, Ji 

Louisville, Georgia 

'Shorty" "Slim" "Doc' 

Masqueraders (2); Choir {] 


HORTY is a typical example of a true Southern gentleman. Wherever you meet him and 
under whatever circumstances, our long friend from Dixie will always be the same; quiet, re- 
served, courteous, with an unmistakable, unconscious air of distinction. It is needless to say 
that Gamble is a favorite with everyone, including the ladies. He well deserves this favoritism 
on account of his good-natured grin, which is like the smile caused from eating "Cream of 
Wheat." His very complete repertoire of good, wholesome jokes and "niggah" stories shows that he 
has a very decided sense of humor. He has fangs, though, and when the occasion demands he can 
show them. However, we admire him none the less for this. 

His habits are the best, unless especial love for an old mouth-organ can be considered otherwise. 
He is very clever as a musician and has at last condescended to adorn our choir for a while. Shorty is 
a fusser of prime quality but he does not always turn his 
attention in the proper direction, and first class year brought 
him a little lesson on the subject. 

Gamble is about as non-greasy in his tactics as a man 
ever gets to be, and this alone has won him a host of friends. 
He will retain them all and gain more as the time passes, be- 
cause he is just that kind of man. Here's to your health. 
Shorty, and may we often have the pleasure of seeing your 
six feet or so heave in sight. 

Shorty (boning astronomy): "Say, who was this guy 
Jupiter that made all these discoveries? ' 


glrcljie Cbbarb ©lanii 

r Cortland, New York 

Archie "Clanso ' 

Bronze Medal, Handball. 

EING endowed with a rather long and lean frame, and having missed all but the very last of our 

Plebe summer training, Clanso became interested in Swedish gymnastics early in the year, 

and kept up his interest, off and on, for the better part of three years. The training so 

received was very beneficial, hence the bronze medal for Academy Handball Championship. 

His athletic inclinations also served to make him an invaluable member of the old Fourth 

Company Nineteen Fifteen baseball team, where he held down the dizzy corner with startling flashes 

of brilliancy. He started Plebe year badly unsat in math, but now, — well, we of the common herd 

come to him for advice on such subjects. 

One thing about Archie, he is always perfectly at home. It matters little whether he is making 
a faux pas at a dinner party, passing the time of day with a gang of fellows, or merely telling a girl how 
she makes his heart flutter: he always enjoys it. His work 
in the gym has not been by any means confined to calis- 
thenics. His charms as dancer and fusser are too well .' • 
known to need more than passing mention. Some say 
that he be already engaged, but let us hope the catastrophe 
will be delayed, for the Bachelors' Mess would like the 
company of Archie Glann for a while. His cadaverous 
countenance can assume a mirthful expression totally un- 
suspected and entirely contagious, to cheer up those times 
when everybody's thoughts seem to be inspecting the coal 
bunkers and the double bottoms. 


^Ijilip ^Tijompgon (©lennon 

Brooklyn, New York 
"Phil" "Vish" "The Duck" 

"Pleasant the snaffle of courtship, improving 
the manners and carriage. 
But the colt who is wise will abstain from the 
terrible thorn-bit of marriage." 

— Kipling. 

Football Numerals; Fencing Team (3, 2, 
I); Fencing N (3); Fencing FNT (2); 
Captain Fencing Team (I); Silver Medal, 
Foils (3, 2). 

ND now for the Duck! How did he acquire that distinguished handle? Ah! that is a memory 
of First Class cruise — a memory not to be spoken of slightingly, gentle reader. Perhaps 
he might tell you himself. 

It is useless to attempt to enumerate all the Duck's good points — not that they stick 
out all over him, because he is not built that way — but they are legion. Here goes for a 
few confidential remarks, however. 

First and foremost, he is a lover — not the ordinary, steady, hope-1-will-die sort, in whose 
breast the gentle flame burns eternally to one goddess, but the kind whose flame flickers at a hundred 
different shrines in as many days. Did I say days? Hours is the word. He may make up his mind 
long enough to get married some day — may, not necessarily will. 

The Duck is one of the notorious "Navy Juniors, " 
but, be it said to his credit, his exemplary unofficial con- 
duct record since entering has earned for him a place in 
respectable society. 

Have you ever seen a fencing meet? If you have, 
you doubtless remember the one Navy man who made the 
greatest impression on you. That's the one — the Duck. 
He's one of the "best of the best " when it comes to this 
"sword pushing " game. He has fenced on two Navy 
teams at New York and has done the Academy credit both 
times. This year we look for him to bring back the Inter- 
collegiate championship — both team and individual. 

Efficiency is another of the Ducks hobbies. When 
he takes charge of a company, or anything else, you may 
rest assured that it is going to be handled well, because 
he's that kind of man. Although he is efficient, he resorts 
to no "lubricant" — he'd rather use "sand" first. 

"Have you seen my latest sweater? It's a beauty, "etc. 


Eofaert ©gbeu (©lober 

IX, ^V/ ^'.T^' Atlanta, Georgia 


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f" ^<: J/ 


Baseball N (4, 3); Baseball Team (2); 
Class Supper Committee. 

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ERE'S a man who is inherently made for comfort, not for speed; and yet when occasion 
demands, such as out in left field or on Christmas leave, he can make most of us Mexican 
athletes look like Crabtown on a busy day. 

Chic is one of the most congenial representatives of the genus homo in the Academy; 
in fact, if we dared, we might call him sympathetic. He's the kind of guy that loves living, 
and so he rolls along joying, rhinoing and making life a pleasure; for, you know, "laugh and the world 
laughs with you." 

Chic thoroughly takes in the whole aspect of existence around here from June to March; then, 
having acquired about sixty pounds of excess avoirdupois, he goes out and plays baseball and works 
it down. He's been a steady baseballist ever since he breezed into this time-hallowed locality, a ratey 
appendix spoiling his string of N's; and he has at times 
startled the "oldest members of the R. C. B." by unparalleled 
enthusiasm and vim. Tis strange how spring fever reacts 
thus on him. 

Chic is quite a savoir, by the way, and has a most 
convincing manner about him. Took the "Maine" across 
in the combined capacities of aid to navigator, watch 
officer, and midshipman, first class. 

Well, Chic, just plug along, old man. Don't forget 
that smile, for it helps the rest of us to forget the Personnel 

"Now, Glover, this will never do. If the ship goes on 
the rocks we must have some records of positions, and we 
can't save all those cigarette boxes. " 





Vincent ^ubbarb (Sobfrep 

Fitchburg, Massachusetts 


"Hoopsia, forty-love!" 

Tennis TNT (4. 3, 2); Captain Tennis 
Team ( I ); Soccer Numerals. 

AIR ladies — our hero! This dashing cavalier is just naturally a bear of a fusser — so beware 
lest you, too, become infatuated with his cheerful, debonair ways. Then that inviting 
pompadour — how can you keep your hands out of it-^ Many of his victims complain of his 
mconstancy, but we who know how he raves when She fails to send his daily booklet could tell 
them the reason why. 

Vince is an ardent tennis shark. He made his debut early plebe year by winning the champion- 
ship in singles. Since then he has been the mamstay of the tennis team, and very fittingly was elected 
captain this year. 

Godfrey is a sociable, jolly, pampered pet — one who never rhinos. Give him a skag and the 
latest magazine and he is quite content with the world — such little things as unsat in Steam and Nav 
are mere trifles. He is a savoir of the worst type, one who 
seldom cracks a book; yet when he so deigns he literally 
devours it. He has been the harbor of refuge for several of 
his shipwrecked classmates. 

Our Vincent is full of dash and vim, and believes in 
making himself known wherever he goes. Second class year 
when he joined the fleet at Newport, he came alongside the 
"Rhode Island" in the Admiral's barge and was piped over 
the side by six side-boys. 

Vince is a sterling, big-hearted friend — a friend 
indeed, one who puts his heart into everything he does. 
And what more could you ask of a man? 

Ask Godfrey to solve this simple equation: "It seems 
to me" plus "Beautiful Bill" equals "Six in Grease." 


V'. \' 

Jlomer l^illiam (Sraf 

Des Moines, Iowa 

■Juke" "He 

Football N (I); Football Numerals; 
Football Squad (3, 2); Crew Numerals; 
Wrestling WNT. 

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UKE, the inhabitant of the training tables, the despair of the girls, the joy of the dowagers, and 
the envy of his classmates! 

First and foremost. Homer is a handsome man, carrying himself in a peculiarly dis- 
tinctive manner, in his gigantic sort of way. He frankly admits his German descent; in fact, 
he is quite proud of it. No one, not even the most fanciful, would have thought him anything 
but German through and through. Early Youngster year, however, he quite took our breath away by 
giving us an exhibition of Irish. That was his real start, and it has been this same sort of Irish — 
call it Teutonic determination, if you will — that has made Juke a valuable man on the mat, on the 
gridiron, and in the shell. How many times has a fist-clenched Regiment shouted, "Throw that guy. 
Juke! heave him!" How many times has "Nine rahs, Graf!" boomed out over the football field! In 
crew he has made good with a vengeance. His performance 

Second Class year, in beating a veteran of two years out of - . 

his seat in the middle of the season, is so fresh in the minds 
of all that it requires no more than passing mention. 

Homer rarely ever fusses, despite his wonderful 
physique and handsome face. He has broken the Code of 
Red Mikes on but two occasions. As a general rule, his 
diversion on hop nights is a quiet game of "500" with Vick, 
his baldheaded room-mate, and a stray partner. Juke 
has one of the strongest personalities we know of. Never 
loud, not given to lengthy argumentation, he gains his point 
by sheer force of poise and a pertinent word or two. Opin- 
ions of his are valuable, couched as they are in simple, 
direct language, the sincere thoughts of a sincere man. 
He's a man's man; healthy as they come; a veritable 
Goliath. That's our "Juke." 


Mm jWontrosie (grafjam 

Honolulu, Hawaii 

'Kanaka" "Monty" "Captain" 

Lacrosse Numerals; Soccer Numerals; 
Football Numerals; Farewell Ball Com- 
mittee; Class German Committee; Mas- 
queraders (4, 3, 2); Choir (4, 3, 2). 

BEG your pardon. Madam, but 1, 1 am Ivan Montrose Graham, midshipman, first class, United 
States Navy. Why, 1 stood at the head of my division in efficiency on the U. S. S. Idaho, 
and am three-striper of my company," etc. Did she fall for it? Of course. They always do, and 
no one knows it better than our Captain. For four years he has been one of our social aides, a 
skillful pilot through the sea of teacups. Dreadnoughts and yard craft hold no terrors for him, 

and as a result he knows them all. He certainly has played the game, and not always has it been his 

savviness that kept him off the Dago and Juice trees. Yet he has not always come out unscathed, 

for the "Ruffles Gang" has elected him times without number. 

Monty is native to 1 65 degrees west longitude, whence comes his passion for ukelele music and an 

intense desire to sleep under "an hundred blankets" during the mild Annapolis winter. Ivan has a 

real ambition to be efficient and to stand well in the class. 

Year by year has he neared the top, reaching a very 

creditable place. But he has not neglected his obligation to 

old 1915, for he has done a goodly share in class athletics. 

Scrappy through and through, strongly built and thor- 
oughly energized, he makes good at football and lacrosse. 

Although disgruntled at times, and inclined to be 

peevish when the running gets too strenuous, Monty's 

good nature gets the best of him, and he has a good laugh 

on himself. A good sport and a Navy man all the time, 

he is decidedly likable. 

"Ivan, mon pauvre Ivan, je suis triste, je suis tres 




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l^illiam (©ranat :— 

San Francisco, California 

J/ Z^^'. 

"Bill" "Willie" "Drum" 

iViiili %S'\^^.y 

Manager Tennis Team. 


STEADY, clean-minded, happy fellow, with a smile straight from the heart — that's Billy. He 
is one of the truest gentlemen we have ever met: always serene and courteous, cheerful 
and calm. 

He walks a higher road than most of us, secure in his beliefs, strong in his self-control. 
And yet he's a delightful comrade, lacking in all petty practices, ready to join in any escapade 
he thinks is right and square. 

He comes from California, and he sees the land of oranges and Chinamen through rosy glasses, 
from the glowing, vivid tales he tells. Like all Native Sons, he has cultivated the tennis knack and has 
been a devotee here at the U. S. N. A. 

Billy's a generous-hearted fellow who'll do anything for you but drag. As to that he's sus- 
picious. Bricked badly once, he fights shy of unknown 
beauties. He is quiet, undemonstrative, with his affections . ,.;.,., 

under good control, but fusses on occasion and makes more /vJs-'5^ 

progress than the more energetic love-makers. Every- _ 

body likes him and admires him, for he is true blue and a .-O'/' 

most sincere friend. Many of us who do not hit duty 
on the West Coast will miss him greatly. 





?|enrp Jfreb (Srimm, 3^ 

Brooklyn, New York 

'Joe" "Peter" "Dutchman" "Heinie' 

"I've taken my fun where I've found it." 


SI r^EINIE was one of our very last acquisitions before we entered upon our most glorious Plebe 
S Dk H year, and a very important acquisition he has since proved himself to be. Friendship and 
general good-fellowship seem to effervesce from the "Dutchman. " He has been on the edge 
in his studies for four years, but when it comes to the final show-down Peter always has the re- 
quisite 2.50, and there is no man in the class who is more thoroughly qualified to bat out a 2.500 

on a re-exam than is Grimm. Having been confined during the first quarter of a century of his life to a 

small village in the suburbs of New York City (wait till he reads that!) he was rather taken aback when 

he first set foot in a place as large as Crabtown. In just about two minutes after he had taken his 

noon sight he inquired for the town hang-out, and ever since has been an ardent patronizer of "Doc's." 
Joe had the honor of leading just about the classiest thing in goats that the Navy has ever sent 

as mascot to Philadelphia, but he wouldn't let the poor goat 

take a single drink while up there. He won a warm spot in 

the affections of the "Arkansas " detail by several eminently 

agreeable parties, Peter being a gentleman of leisure at the 


He has taken his fun where he's found it, but there is 

a serious side to our Dutchman's life, and not the least of 

his worries is the trouble his eyes have caused him. It is 

fondly hoped by his classmates that he can get by the 

medical board this year with little trouble and join us in 

the bigger Navy, for a jollier friend and messmate cannot be 



(Seorse IS^ilsou (grobe 

Woodbury, New Jersey 


Manager Lacrosse Team; Lacrosse 
Numerals; Choir (4, 3.1, 1 ); Masqueraders 
(4, 3, 2, !); Log Staff; Lucky Bag Staff; 
Reina (3); Leader Glee Club. 


T'S a pleasure to write about George, but there are so many things to tell that it is hard to start 
His good looks, his fussing, his athletic work, the "Masqueraders," and the Choir all present 
themselves; but first and foremost let us tell you of George Grove, gentleman. That represents 
a pretty good four year's work, don't you think? He is a man through and through. When 
George first decided to cast his lot with 1915 he was a quiet, well-behaved little fellow, showing 
all the traits which have made him what he is. Having trained himself to give his best — and a mighty 
good best it is — he expects the same from others, and he usually gets it, too. 

He is a hard, clean worker in lacrosse, and accepted the managership as a chance for service. He 
has worked hard for that openly ridiculed but secretly admired organization known as the Choir and has 
worked hard for the "Masqueraders, " but putting his heart and soul into his work is nothing new for 
Grove. The "Lucky Bag " also shows George's touch, and 
it is a better book for having Grove on the staff. , . _ , 

The ladies! They always have held a tender spot '■^' '" 

in George's heart. He was the only man who gave his 
speech at the Class Supper. His subject? "The Ladies, " 
of course! George certainly does love the ladies and the 
ladies certainly do fall for George. We don't blame him, be- 
cause we know the ladies; and we don't blame them, for 
we know George. 

We are looking for big things from George, for he has 
the backbone that will take him far. With these he has 
the ability to gain a friend wherever he gains an acquaint- 
ance, and the friend always gains by knowing him. 


®2SiUiam S>anbtt)ooti factor 

Washington, D. C. 

"Bill" "Hac" "Ignatz" 

Class Crest Committee. 

HY, certainly!" "Aw, gwan! where — " A noise of books being suddenly and violently closed 

together with murmurs of "Hey! pipe down!" "Can the gab!" More racket — and a 

gurgling, happy laugh that causes other faces to broaden out in a quick grin. There goes 

Hac on another of his endless dissertations, subject immaterial. Do we object? No, 

indeed, for there never will be a competent successor. It matters not what time of day or 

night, nor what the cares of the morrow, because Bill is always ready for a session, and he forgets his 

cares. The only time he is at a loss is in Spanish recitations, where poor Bill can't seem to find two 

words to put together in a grammatical sequence. 

He grafted all Plebe summer as battalion C. P. O. ; we'll hand it to him, he was an efficient- 
looking guy — we never did see him do anything. We all thought he was a pretty mean critter then, 
but we've changed course 180 degrees since. Ignatz has 
done more to lower the class standing of the old Eighth 
than any other factor; he has been ragged visiting a 
hundred times, and then he was getting away with nine 
chances out of ten. When not visiting he was helping 
Freddie kill time in some of the various highly interesting 
manners which come natural to French. 

But don't think that Hac was an unwelcome visitor. ^^^^^^^ 

There wasn't a but would rather have Hac in to bull ^^^^^^^^ "^ 

about his experiences for two hours than to bone Calc for a ^^^H^^^^ #^K 

tenth of that time. ^^B^F f .-Jl 

"Wait till you see Me, boy! " 


Corner J^ohiarb J|arrison 

Chicago, Illinois 

'Horse" "Harry" "Homer" 

Football N* (3); Football N (2. I); 
Football Numerals; Crew N (2); Wrestling 
Squad (3, 1). 


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Harry thought ~' 

OMER HOWARD HOBSONf?) HARRISON— and thereby hangs a tale. 
that the "Hobson" would get him a "grease, " — but ask him about it. 

Though a truly handsome man, as you will admit, Harry is not a fusser. Indeed he is 
an extreme Red Mike, is happiest when farthest way from the ladies, and loathes the tea- 
fighter. As for chapel, that is the bane of his existence, and he reckons time, not by the 
number of days," as all civilized persons do. but by the number of chapels still ahead. 

He is a hard and earnest worker, and a powerful athlete, as his record above will show. A little 
tough luck in the shape of a kick in the head prevented his starring in the Army game this last year 
after he had played a consistently good game all the season. The same injury forced him to give up 
wrestling also, and one of his fondest hopes was shattered. The more strenuous the work and the more 
of it, the happier he is, and still he gets fat — "regular ' : 

physical wreck," as he terms his condition. His regular .-. . 

Sunday afternoon rest after a punishing football game the Ssg^ 

day before: 

1 . Three hours of work in the gym. 

2. Three-mile run around field. 

3. Row up to Round Bay and back. 
But if you would see him at his best, you should see 

him when he has been suddenly awakened from a sound 
sleep; he is never sure whether it is night or day, taps or 

"Oh, Harry !" No answer. "Harry !" (a little 
louder. ) 

"What?" (He sits bolt upright, wild-eyed, and with 
a blank expression on his face, i 

"It's nine-thirty. ' 

"What is?" (incredulously.) 

And there you have him. 


Skxanber #ilcf)ris!t J^atcf) 

San Francisco, California 

" Koko" "A. G." "Gil." 

'■"'Sfl #^' 

Hop Committee (3, 2, 1); Chairman 
Class Crest Committee; Gym Team (4); 
"Massy" Hop Committee. 



T is the easiest thing in the world to imagine this gentleman from Hawaii strolling through the 
shaded paths of Versailles in the reign of Louis the Gay, hand resting on the jeweled hilt of his 
small sword, lace at his wrists, and dressed in all the brilliant costume of the day. Perhaps 
it is his easy and pleasing manner; perhaps it is his possession of the same spirit which led men of 
that age to death on the rapier point for an affair of honor; perhaps it is his unswerving loyalty to 
his friends; at any rate, Hatch stimulates the imagination, for there is no doubt that he is one of those 
rare but lucky individuals who have that indefinable thing called personal magnetism. The proof of it lies 
in the effect he has on both the women and men with whom he comes in contact. Though he has not 
that brilliant athletic ability which the popular man is supposed to possess, yet he has proved himself 
one of the strongest and best liked men in the class; and as for his effect upon the ladies — well, despite 
his delight in G. K. Chesterton, G. Bernard Shaw attacks 
on the entire sex, he may be found at every hop with an 
adoring queen (the singular is used not from a strict re- 
gard for the truth, but to save the feelings of any fair one who 
assures herself that she is the only star in A. G's heaven) 
looking wistfully but joyfully up into his eyes. 

Hatch is a man who prefers philosophy to Math. 
He would rather hold forth to an applauding circle of Red 
Mikes on the joys of bachelor life than to play with those 
picture puzzles called entropy diagrams. Yet he is by no 
means lazy or careless. Witness his efficient handling of a 
company while three-striper. Twenty, thirty, or forty 
years on you will find him as now, an able officer, a clean 
gentleman, and a true friend. 


Cbtoarb ^bcrett ^a^ctt, Ji 


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Abilene, Kansas 

"Blondie" "Swede' 

Soccer Numerals. 


E have here a son of Kansas — and be sure you call it "Kanzas" if you don't want a fight on 
your hands; for while this big, blonde Swede is ordinarily very peaceable, he is never- 
theless always ready to stand up for the honor of his native state and the correct pro- 
nunciation of her name. 

Swede is one of the most modest, unassuming men in the class. Savvy, and 

always well up to the front, still he is continually telling everyone how wooden he is, and what a time 

he has to get along; and he has such a convincing way that he may make you believe him for a short 

time; but in the end you're bound to find out that he really has a mighty well-furnished head; and it 

is only his distaste for boning that keeps him away from a much higher place in the Annual Register. 

Another of his favorite delusions is that he doesn't like to fuss, but he frequents the Gym on hop nights, 

and the girls all cry for "Blondie. " Up to the time of ■ 

going to press, he hasn't fallen for any special one, but there 

is every sign that his home-loving nature will shortly tear 

him from his state of single blessedness. First Class cruise 

he gained fame throughout the squadron as "King Scoffer" 

by his love for "canned Bill" and kindred delicacies, a 

reputation which he is still nobly upholding. 

He declares that the Navy is the only life for him, 

and the Service will certainly gain not only a willing and 

efficient officer, but also a good man, when Swede puts on 

the one broad stripe. 


Clmer 3^icl)arb i^enmng 

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Washington, D. C. 

"Sarge" "Dick" 

"As for the women, though we scorn and 
flout em. 
We may live with, but cannot live without 

— Dryden. 

ESSIEURS, faites vos jeux!" Our young hero calmly removes his necktie from his left ear, 
pulls up his reg trousers, adjusts the collar of his hired frock coat, snaps his finger and 
heaves one large cartwheel on sept. With a nonchalant air Dick rakes in his thirty-six 
beanoids and leaves Monte Carlo a big winner. Oh, this boy is quite a slick sleuth! as 
care-free and generous as is Field when he falls in love. Why, before Dick had gotten ten 

feet from the table he had let the bunch have all his winnings except carfare back to Nice. 

But wait, before you misunderstand our Sergeant (for he really was one, many, many years ago). 

He is as reg as any man in the class, and when Henning hits ranks everyone knows it. How many 

times have we seen Sarge, comfortably seated under the standing light in the corridor at two a. m., 

when all others are turned in and dreaming of the exam that has Richard scared! He has often been 

heard to remark that he wished the authorities would prohibit 

the fair sex from entering the grounds, but has consistently 

defeated his own wishes by dragging to every hop, fussing - ... 

at every game, writing dozens of letters, and receiving 

answers in faintly scented envelopes addressed in dainty, 

feminine handwriting. He is now at the stage where he 

reads his letters six times and then forgets that his next 

recitation is a P. work. 

A man who has brain enough to form convictions, 

and courage enough to back them in all weathers, is a 

pretty good fellow to have around. Sarge is that sort — 

we've never known him to cringe for fear or favor. His 

earnestness and sincerity have won him the friendship of 

every man in the class. 



Walter gllexanber ?|icfesi 

i\\r':\ Dadeville, Alabama 

"Spuds" "Doc" 

"Rare good company a way o' layin 

hold of folks as made them thinly they'd never 
had a live man for a friend before. " 

— Kipling. 

Baseball Te^m (4); Baseball N (3, 2); 
Captain (I); Football Squad (3, I); Foot- 
ball Numerals; Baseball Numerals; Presi- 
dent Midshipmen's Athletic Association 
(I); Log Staff (2,1); Masqueraders (4). 



PUDS is one of the most popular men in the class and in the Academy. Naturally savvy and 
of an athletic temperament, as shown by his nearness to starring all four years in the academic 
course and by his actual starring in every baseball game since he became one of us, not to 
mention his football proclivities. He has made good according to Academy standards. 

Doc has the happy knack of saying the most appropnate(?) thing at the right time in 

such a way that he never fails to bring down the house, and then his expression seems invariably to 

demand, "Why such merriment >" He is overly supplied with good-humor and an expansive smile in 

addition to his proneness to hand out some of the old puns he had passed off on him back in "those 

good old Auburn days. " He is always anxious to help the less fortunate over the stumbling-blocks 

specially provided by the Academic Board — in fact, his generosity might almost be classed a fault. He 

is full of pep and "get there" spirit, and he gets there, too. 

without ever resorting to the time-honored custom of 

"applying grease to the track." If Spuds has ever yet 

provided "pasture for his animal, ' the occasion has 

escaped our notice; in fact, we are wont to think he is not 

the owner of a "goat." A man of strong moral convictions, 

he has lived up to them all the time; a good shipmate and 

comrade; a hard worker who can deliver the goods. 

"Look er'hyer! You caint do this'un that-er-way, 



(georae Cfjaffee ^ill 

Washington, D. C. 

'George" "G. C." 

Class Crest Committee; Log Staff (2), 
Associate Editor (I); Lucky Bag Staff; 
Chairman Christmas Card Committee; 
Academy Lacrosse Squad (2, 1); Lacrosse 
Numerals; Football Numerals; Swimming 
Team (4); Class German Committee. 

UR George is an artist of no mean ability: we invite your attention to his work in this "Lucky 
Bag" as well as to that found in nearly every copy of the "Log. " We all thank him for his 
painstaking labor, given so freely in our behalf. 

George's character has undergone several changes since his first appearance as a cadet 
ensign, plebe summer. During plebe year he developed into quite a rough-houser under the 

careful tutelage of Redman and Gilchrist, and ever since has been able to hold his own 'most anywhere. 

Probably from his own tastes he became a decided type of the species "fusser" Youngster Year and 

was known to have his hops engaged as many as four months ahead — and as for the ladies, they were 

just too delighted, because George had such a nice way of making you believe that you were the only 


But as to the George of later days, he has suddenly 

turned quiet and serious-minded and many a fair maiden 

misses his stocky figure at the hops these days. Many have 

wondered at the change and many a Washington femme has 

been saddened, but — so matters remain adjusted. George 

seems to prefer his drawings or maybe a visit to the Aca- 
demic Building with those of the lumber squad. 

He is seldom rhino and is always a good tonic for 

those who are inclined that way. We wish him the best 

of luck in his future work. 


Uprnan JBlair ^oopg 

Middletown, Connecticut 

"Wop" "H 


Wrestling WNT (2); Lightweight Wrest- 
ling Champion (2); Football Numerals; 
Lacrosse Numerals; Masqueraders. 

Y, isn't that little Jewish boy strong^ " Right she was, that is, partly right. He is the 
strongest man in the class per Kellogg's Dynamometer, but she missed his nationality 
considerably, his cognomen to the contrary notwithstanding. Everybody knows the 
"Wop," even the mess-boys, by sight at least. To savvy the "Wop" is another thing, 
quite passing all understanding. You have him all catalogued dead to rights, and then 

something happens to make you view him from an entirely different angle and your neat little catalogue 

doesn't rate ace high with you any more. "A bundle of inconsistencies " is a close approximation, and 

yet in some things he is the soul of consistency. For example, he never rhinos. Not even the Massy 

cruise could shake his belief in the ultimate good of all things. He bore it all with a smile, stating 

that, in his opinion, it could have been worse. 

As an underclassman he was an ever-blooming fruit 

tree to the Discipline Department. Whenever the "Team" _ 

lacked a few demerits for a goal, they set out to locate 

Hoops, and, ten to one, they shook him down for any part 

of fifty. His early morning struggles with the English 

Department will go down into history. With these two 

departments he has had a hard race, but now on the home 

stretch he is running well, with the odds in his favor. He is 

of a mechanical turn of mind, and his favorite pastime is to 

fill his locker and Tracy's with patent anchors, files, horse- 
shoes, propellers, anything interestingly useless. 

To chronicle his unique accomplishments would 

require volumes, but the more famous are his explorations 

in the land of the laundry bags and his ability to smoke 

skags of the fourth dimension. 

"See Hoops as 'The Sand-man'! " 


^op be g)augs;ure Horrt 

Boston, Georgia 
"Roy" "Sauterne" 

Baseball Numerals; Sabre Team; Lucky 
Bag Staff; Log Staff; Masqueraders. 

OU are now perusing the physiognomy of the five-striper of the forty per cent., and I think 
you will agree with me that his looks do not belie the fact. He is of the thin, wiry type of 
physical beauty, but what he lacks in corporeal amplitude has been more than compensated 
by enormity of mouth. He can talk more and say less than Rafe Bates. Roy is one of 
our best sabre artists, but the sharpest sabre is not half so cutting as his sarcastic wit. He 
always sees the happy side of things and has the ability to radiate his happiness to others. His most 
predominant trait is determination, as exemplified by his three years' course in boxing just to get back 
at a friend at home. Needless to say he got back and is now one of our most dangerous men with his 
fists. His leanness sometimes makes you look twice to see him once, but you never have to listen even 
once to hear him a hundred times. He is the Mark Twain of the class and the poet laureate of the 
Academy. He is always ready with an answer and was 
never known to get the worst of a battle of wits. Like all 
men of genius he is eccentric, but his eccentricity is of a 
very wholesome variety and gives character to his genius. 

Fussing has never been his strong suit, but whenever he ^_.^ 

does fall from misogynistic grace he always draws a " WKt^^^. ■ „ i 

"queen. " Roy is a man of large heart, strong convictions, 
dogged determination, high ideals, scintillating wit, original 
ideas, — and no bullfest is complete without him. 
"Is the uniform jerseys or sweater"^ " 



€lmer Pprou ^ougf) 

Wellsburg, West Virginia 

'Cutie" "Gotch" "Hoif" "How" 

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Wrestling WNT (2); Wrestling Bantam 
Weight Champion (3, 2). 






T first we called him Cutie, but he outgrew this, and now we call him Gotch, How, Hoe, Hoif, 
Isaac, or anything else that comes to mind. Hough throws intercollegiate champions in 
wrestling as a matter of pastime. When he wore his big roll-neck sweater, his wrestling 
swagger, and his winsome smile, he was at once the pride and the despair of the fighting, 
fussing Fifth. This year, to go the boys one better, Hoif requested a new sweater with his 
WNT pasted all over it, both inside and out. 

As a plebe he had a home somewhere out in town, but he would never let any of his friends in on 
it. Second class year he catered to Washington, but during this his last year here he specialized and 
Cutie was high up among the ranks of our near-benedicts. 

Isaac is mighty good as a wrestler, no one can give him any pointers when it comes to fussing, 
but as a class clown and Jewish comedian he is in his native 
element and even Wotherspoon has to get up early to match ^ . 

him. As a clown he caused many merry peals of laughter 
at the yearly gymnkhana. 

Don't think from all that has gone before in his 
write-up that there is not a serious side to Byron. He is as 
fine a type of optimist as the class can boast of, and he has 
quite a good deal to make him rhino on the navy. Among 
other things, the one which has most constantly troubled 
him has been his studies. He has shouldered all of his 
burdens without any complaint and no other person has 
had to listen to any tale of woe from him. 

He is a fine man through and through, and you 
won't find a man in the class who doesn't appreciate him as 





Comiskey, Kansas 
Arch" "Dr. Shoop" "Surgeon" 

"Blessed is the nation whose annals are 

Crew Numerals; N Cross Oar (3); Crew 
N (2); Football Numerals. 

HE above is true also of individuals, and Arch is one to whom it is strictly applicable. He has 
done a man's work here in his studies, when the occasion demanded, and in athletics at all 
times. All of this comes as a mere matter of course with Dr. Shoop and it never gives him a 
second's worry. He is one of the mainstays of the varsity crew and would undoubtedly 
have proved a tower of strength in the football line-up if a broken nose had not forced him 
out of the game early in his career here. 

"Man can live without P- Works and books, 
But embryo Admirals can't live without cooks," 
so the class selected Arch as commissary, second class year. Due to the reorganized regimental staff, 
he never had much chance to display his abilities in this line, but he did the next best thing to it — he set 
the pace for the rest of the "cooks " to follow. 

One great trouble The Doctor has experienced ever 
since entrance is getting a reg. shoe of proportions suffi- 
cient to accommodate his very large foot (and, by the way, 
Arch is about the largest man in the class). An interesting 
story is told in this regard. One day, second class year, 
Howard left a pair of shoes in the boat-house, and "Ger- 
aldine " Farrar, coming in at the end of his day's work, 
mistook one of the shoes for a tub and took a bath in it. 
He was heard later to remark that some filter compound 
should be put in the water here. 

Arch has a big frame with a heart to match, and is a 
friend through and through. 


^arolb ©'©risicoll J|untcr 

' " Savannah, Georgia 

"Hod" "Harold" "Harry" "O'Driscoll ' 

Class German Committee; Lacrosse 
Numerals; Masqueraders (4, 3); Usher (1). 




HE smiles; the tiny dog at her feet wags his tail. Harold O'Driscoll Hunter bounds joyously 
up the steps. "At last!" she exclaims. From which the reader will no doubt infer, and 
rightly, that Harold is some youth when it comes to the fair sex. Ask the widow in Gloucester 
who asserted that he possessed the poise of a man of thirty-five. 

Was it his graceful dancing, his alluring linguistic ability, his handsome appearance, or a 
combination of all three that secured him the proud position of Social Aide? We know not. He is 
gifted with them all. 

Plebe year we all expected Hunter to begin discussing the latest styles with his tailor in prepa- 
ration for a return to the outer world. But, undaunted by a 1.9 in Math for the first three months, 
with the aid of a hard-boning stroke he safely crossed the first river, and has since had no serious 
difficulties in the study line. 

Henshaw is troubled only by affairs of the heart 
and by the ease with which his goat appears. As to the 
former, while he professes to be unattached and tries to 
prove it by explaining how many different girls he has 
dragged, we are unconvinced. If you want to behold his 
goat, mention southern Italy and northern Africa, or recite 
that little ditty beginning "The Social Aide is not afraid," 
et cetera. Hod handles a tennis racket with facility, 
wields a brassie with ennui and precision, and wears lacrosse 
numerals deservingly. 

Ever a staunch and valued supporter of the old 
Sixth Company Crums, not one of whom but swears by 
Hod. "Once a gentleman, always a gentleman/' a state- 
ment that is exemplified by everything Harold does. He 
has faults (and who of us haven't?), but you won't find a 
man who isn't glad that Harry Hunter is included in his 
list of friends. 

"Oh, yes! 
this year." 

They're doing it in the best of families 


Jf ranfe CampbeU i^untoon 

Rock Island, Illinois 

^'^' f- 

" Frank" "Honey" "Ferdie' 

Class German Committee; Christmas 
Card Committee; Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Mas- 
queraders (4, 3. 2); Glee Club. 

ERDIE has the elusive quality that books call "personality" — perhaps that is why some of the 
fairer sex refer to him wistfully as "the man with the magnetic eyes. " However the different 
points of view may express it, we know this: here is a man vvith the rarest and most valuable 
of gifts, that of making friends instantly and keeping them always, and we confess ourselves 
enthusiastic victims of his frank, engaging ways. 

Honey's record of things accomplished in the Academy is not so long nor so impressive 
as that of some other men. Occasionally, when he has felt like it, he has shown his brilliance in studies; 
at all times he has piloted "MacCreea ' with consummate skill through situations. Academic and other- 
wise, where Mac's sledge-hammer methods lacked intelligence or finesse. His clear tenor has achieved 
prominence in the Masqueraders since Plebe year. It's all a question of what a man has "gone after." 
In the things that do not show up on paper, but which 
actually count for most now and in after life, Frank has 
done wonders. In a word, he has concentrated on Happi- 
ness, and has made, has kept, and will continue to keep a 
host of friends, both in the Navy and outside. He has won 
them to him by his ability to inspire others with the warmth 
of cheerfulness through his bubbling-over vitality and joy of 


Here's to you. Honey, the best gloom-tonic we 


Jllpron Wtl{i]B^iiU\mion,3v. 

Havre, Montana 

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Hutch had a big lead 

P^ EEF" never has cared very much whether it rained or shined. He has really been just a little 
too easy-going and care-free, but every now and then he would get close to the 2.5 mark and 
then would almost prove himself savvy — until that 2.6 margin was gained. 

His consistent work in athletics has kept him on the weak squad and special swimming 
squad for — let me see: is it three or four years? Well, never mind. He was a charter member 
of both, ranking close to "Mose" and "Red" in continuous service. It is a heap too much work to put 
on leggins and take a cross-country walk every Thursday, but even this is much less than going out for 
wrestling or lacrosse or even baseball; so Hutch stays with Lew and Sweetheart when out of season — 
season being weak squad and special aquatic days. 

Doesn't fuss now and then, or once in a while, but fusses all of the time, 
over Joe in the race for the class banner until his return from 
First Class cruise. But — well, his resignation was accepted 
and Beef returned swearing he would never drag again. 
Two weeks later he had the first eight hops taken. 

However "Beef " is not all badness even if the above 
does look that way. Did you ever hear of him going back 
on a pal or refusing anything in the world to a friend? If 
you have, tell us about it. Hutch may not appear as a 
worker, but you will notice that he does things himself and 
gets mighty good work out of those under him. He is 
a man who will always do his part, although he may make 
very little noise about doing it — which is a very good 
trait indeed. 



Cresco, Iowa 

"Ed" "Vic" "Isacks" "V.M.I. 

'A little boy went out in the field and lay down 

on some hay, 
A little calf came nosing around and the 

little boy ran away." 

Fencing Squad (3, 2, 1). 

DOUARD VICTOR MICHAEL ISAACS"— some name, n'est-ce pas? And there used to be 
a Vmcent and a Maurice, as we remember it, mixed in there somewhere. Despite this 
flowery name, the lad hails from U. S. A. Ed, as we shall call our hero, is a dark, mysterious 
boy with plenty of grit and backbone; his many remarkable qualities are hid behind an 
enviable reserve. "But handsome — you should see his regular, keen-cut features, his spark- 
ling black eyes, and, above all, his haughty carriage." In our opinion he has a tendency towards the 
"dandy" — you ought to see him on September leave. 

He has the most delightful and remarkable ability to keep his mouth shut unless he has some- 
thing to say, "but when he do talk, break out the dictionary." He shows his likes and dislikes very 
plainly, so that you shortly know what he thinks of you. A little stubbornness will also be noted in the 
analysis of his character. We don't know, but — he lost 
his hat in Paris; he left London in a suit of "cits;" he has 
been known to disappear; and he does strange things. 
However, he always turns up "C. & S.," so we should worry. 

His accomplishments: he can play the guitar, sing, 
fight — he is handy with his "dukes" — play ball, dance, 
smoke, — the poor fellow can't chew. Hook, Jawn and the 
rest of the fans consider him somewhat of a connoisseur 
of baseball. 

Isaacs lags behind the pace set by modern society in 
that he came to the Naval Academy with certain rigid 
principles, and, despite the good influences of our Eastern 
cities and their products, he leaves the Academy with the 
same principles intact. 


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Samuel Potuer Jenbin£i 

^^ Webb City, Missouri 

Sam" "Jinkins" , 

Basketball Numerals; Manager Basket- 
ball (1); Lacrosse Numerals; Lacrosse LNT 


SOFT little whistle, a quiet step, and Sam stands in our midst. In fact he's so good 
at it that one might think he and Jesse James were old side-kicks. When Pike County — 
beg pardon — when Webb City, Missouri, lost this pleasant youth the Navy gained a good one. 
Jinks has hit right with the bunch ever since he struck Crabtown and the Colegio del 
Roberto, and has been showing us things ever since. He's a consistent participant in 
athletics here and has made a couple of class teams in addition to hauling down an LNT with letter- 
men on the side-lines. For Sam, it has been a case of going at things with a pickaxe and shovel and 
digging his way up The thing of things you can't get, no matter how hard you work — Dago — has 
been the real stumbling-block on E. Z. road since his entrance. 

It has been a consolation, however, that semi-monthly hops are held, and there Sam may nearly 
always be found; sometimes he drags, more often he stags, 
but he's there and — well, you know how it is, that par- 
ticular sort of magnetic attraction. 

London: First Class cruise. Sam wishes to find 
direction to Westminster. Goes over to "Bobby " on 
corner. In carefully phrased language inquires if Bobby 
could tell him how to get to Westminster. Bobby turns 
around, gazes very strangely at Sam, and finally explodes in 
'deucedly " smart English: "Oh, 1 say. old chap, you can 
either ride or walk! " 

"Stand by! Salvo. Br-r-r-r! Jinkins!!! " 


Eomeo Josiepf) Jonbreau 

Fort Dodge, Iowa 


Hop Committee (1); Baseball Numerals. 


ONDREAU, the greatest living authority on the American national game "- — no, not baseball, 
although he did win his numerals at that lady-like sport. No one knows why he picked that 
pink-cheeked cherub Struble for his boon companion, unless through the eternal fitness of 
things. The seeming innocence of "Ripples" together with the wiliness of Jon form a 
combination that would have taken the palm from Wallingford in his palmiest days. 
But Jon is too wise to put all his money in one jack-pot, and he has done other things to bring 

him fame. He went out for the gym team Plebe year, and delighted the eyes of many an audience. 

No one who has not seen Jon in a gym suit can truly appreciate what the artist has described as "the 

beautiful curves of the human form." No wonder the audiences were large in the days of the three- 
ring circus with Kinne at the fencing. Hoops on the wrestling mat, and Jondreau on the flying rings. 
Jondreau frequented the hops so assiduously that 

he was elected to the Hop Committee as a reward for 

bravery in action. We have yet to see the chance that 

Jon wouldn't take, especially in the matter of dragging for 

friends — which partly explains why he has so many friends. 
In conclusion, let us remark that we have known Jon 

for four years and hope to know him forty more. Any- ;-♦. 

thing that we have is his: if he wants our respect, he has 

had it; if he wants our good wishes, he has them; and if 

he wants our money, he will have it. Further than this the 

chronicle sayeth not. ^|BHH& ^V^V ^ \ 




Claube (l^tueit i^ell 

Nome, Alaska ' 

"Owen" "Claude" "Owense" 


Basketball Numerals. 


N first glance at our Eskimo, one is sure to be impressed with the conscientious, hard-working 
expression that predominates on his face; yet this busy savoir not only assimilates knowl- 
edge for himself, but is also willing to instill some of it into any other less fortunate chap who 
happens to be making rough weather. As a plebe, Kell undertook the task of guiding the 
aimless footsteps of Dean, but the early part of youngster year, when "cit" life called "Boscoe" 
too strongly for resistance, Owen found himself alone. Since that time he has proved a worthy partner 
for Lord Nelson. 

Towards the ladies, Owense has always preserved his Alaskan coldness, and his record as a 
Red Mike would be almost perfect had he not been beguiled into dragging a "friend of a friend" last 
year. We, his classmates, have fared better, for he ever has a ready, dimpled smile for us. 

One cannot fail to notice the sea-going, disjointed 
roll with which Owen walks. To see him coming down the 
corridor in a hurry reminds you of the "Massy" pitching in 
a Provincetown gale. Claude's athletic activities have been 
confined to basketball, in which he has earned the right to 
stick numerals on his sweater. 

The chief object of Kell's existence here is not to sit 
in Smoke Hall, that haven of rest, and partake of the weed 
(for he neither smokes nor burns oil) but just to pester and 
torment "Lamo" Lamont. To get Pinkie's goat is well 
worth the labor. 

Kell may be said to be too conscientious, and he is 
apt to make storms out of mere breezes. This peculiar 
quality makes him only the better fitted to assume the re- 
sponsibilities of an officer. 


New York City, New York 


— '^ 

TRUE cosmopolitan, Ralph has the knack of seeing more than one phase of a question; and 
being gifted with "good horse sense" and due regard for the Golden Rule, his ideas are well 
worth considering. A close student of human nature and current events, his mind naturally 
tends toward politics, a subject in which he is particularly well versed; strange as it may 
seem, even here his opinions are decidedly unbiased and conservative. If he devoted him- 
self half as deeply to Steam as he does to the New York Evening Sun, his future as an engineer would be 

Though we never expect to hear of Kiely as the admiral's social aide, his unassuming dignity and 
ever polite address make him welcome in all circles. He is not a climber — far from it: he holds his own 
without need of apology. 

Cheerful? Well, not always — now and then we find 
him afflicted with visions of "the little old town at the 
mouth of the Hudson." This is by no means chronic and he 

never imposes his rhinoism upon others. To appreciate ^^"""^^ 

him fully would require several years' residence in the old 
Fighting Fifth, where he might have led an exemplary 
existence under Libby's excellent guidance. Instead he 
became a leader in the many hare-brained exploits that kept 
things alive on the ground deck. Scrappy, Soc, the Big 
Chief or Themer could tell of parties that without him 
would have been decidedly unsuccessful. 

Non-greasy does not describe him, — he is anti- 
greasy. A conscientious worker, his exactions against 
himself are severe, though allowing others plenty of leeway. 
A gentleman through and through, there is not the trace of 
"hard guy " about him. As a friend he is tactfully generous. 


arcljer €mmet ^ing, Jr< 

Roanoke, Virginia 




QUIET chap is Arch, with a smile full of sympathy, understanding and charm. His seeming 
calm is only a cloak for the real man underneath — a man of courag6 and earnestness. When 
he starts in to do a thing, it's "four bells and a jingle." He gets there because he plays the 
game hard, his whole heart in it. Why, one night in Gib-er-ah . 

Arch has one fault: he always disagrees with Doc Watson, and the ensuing nojse stops 
the conversation of the whole wing of the mess-hall up to the O. C.'s table. When Doc went up to the 
staff table himself it rather put a damper on their arguments, in which neither was ever known to have 
convinced the other of anything. 

Second Class cruise was Archie's big summer. With Angel and Bates, of limousine fame, Archie 
spent a feverish summer, with engagements piling up beyond any possible number of liberties. Oh, dear! 

How many times he has backed a winning com- 
bination in the stock market it would be hard to say. 
Considering, however, that every so often he digresses 
into that wonderful pipe-dream world of "cit " life, where 
one can have a HOME, it's safe to believe that the killings 
have been many. 

He has a pretty definite idea about everything and 
exact information with which to back up his ideas. What 
is more to his credit, he doesn't display his knowledge 
unless you ask him for it, and even then he does it in a 
way that makes you feel pretty savvy yourself. It's a 
Hooray Yell for you. Arch! 


iMerrill ©almage ^inne 

Gloversville, New York 

"Merrill" "M. T. 

Manager Fencing Team. 

ENTLE readers! Stop for a brief moment before reading this inadequate description and 
peruse the subject of my ravings as pictured at the top of this distinguished page. Is he not 
a handsome youth — from the shoulders up? On the body of an Apollo this head would 
make him a Greek god, but when perched on a pair of extremely bowed legs, he becomes 
human, — a man to know and like. 
"Merrill Talmage Kinne, sir, two bishops and an admiral." And he stands an A No. I chance 
of reaching this latter pinnacle of Navy fame. Savvy and young, he'll be occupying the admiral's 
cabin while the more unfortunate of us will be combating life on the salary of a retired lieutenant- 
commander. But when this time comes we'll be sure that the job of running the fleet is in capable 
hands. Kinne is savvy, though, like many true savoirs, he dislikes boning. Except for this, a star 
would long ago have adorned his collar. 

For three years Merrill has held the title of "Navy 
Manager " for one of Washington's selectest seminaries. 
Hop-days find him gallantly conducting a party of fair ones 
through the yard. Before hops his friends steer shy of him, 
for his methods of conscription are well known. He has a 
persuasive line, and but for his reputation, his descriptions 
of his "queens" would induce the rougest of Mikes. From 
all this you've probably guessed it, — yes, he's some fusser! 
But hist! — his fussing is of the concentrated variety. It's 
a fact, believe it or not. "Then why the host of semi- 



query. Listen — there's a reason — SHE 

is running for president of her class. 


\^ ' (^ North Hackensack, New Jersey 

Lacrosse Numerals; Masqueraders (4, 

3, 2). 

7 S 


HEN Nellie came to us, he was a chubby, pink-faced, happy-go-lucky mortal, whose chief 
ambition was to "instigate" a good time for everyone, including himself. As a matter of 
personal pride he always preferred something entirely original and extremely radical, a 
preference which at times seemed to generate an excessive "Mu" between himself and the 
upper classmen, but even the tribulations of a ratey plebe in the Old Navy couldn't check 

his enthusiasm. 

At the end of second class leave he returned to us a changed man. He had found the One-and- 

Only and was looking for a job, — no more Navy for him. Yet as the year wore on, the sweet sadness 

left his eyes and by the beginning of our foreign cruise he had regained his usual sang froid. 

As a student Nellie is more erratic than wooden. In three years he never missed a Christmas 

Tree nor a May-pole, whereupon he would collect gouges 

from far and wide, learn the blamed probs and dope by . 

heart, and end up the term at least a trifle above the dead 

line. In subjects he likes — practical stuff — he hauls down 

good marks, and would rather stand three watches in the 

engine room than go to a Dago recitation. As a lacrosse 

player he has been the bulwark of the class team; as a girl 

in the Masquerader chorus he fools them all. 

But we like best to think of Nellie as an ardent 

supporter of Navy traditions. After all, it is men of his 

type who give to the Academy a certain individuality that 

will prevent its ever becoming a tin-soldier, boy-scout insti- 
tution. Tie to Kirby: you will find him a friend worth a 

dozen more suave and less reckless. 



3foJ)ti JBonifate Etteip 

St. Peter, Minnesota 

'Duke" "Pinky" "Neep" "Red" "Mox' 

"The duf^e must grant me that — besides his 
picture, I will send far and near, that all may 
have due note of him." 

— Shakespeare. 

Track Numerals; Masqueraders (3), 

TTENTION! Who comes? It is the Duke de Nipe, a pair of glasses and the most ravissant 
shade of auburn chevelure that may be seen around these parts. First came to our attention 
in June, 1911, when with our erstwhile "Bosco" Dean he assumed the moniker of "Mox" 
and became part and parcel of the first good Hebrew community. Since then, nicknames 
have been coming thick and fast. 
Duke is true to Minnesota and boasts of a long and noted Scandinavian ancestry. Is in sym- 
pathy with all things Teutonic, but we still have our doubts. With true Teutonic thoroughness, the 
Duke overlooks nothing, be it great or small, and in the matter of linens, insurance policies, powders 
and perfumes, no taste is more exacting than is his; hence the name "Jenny," which means "machine- 
like." But there are occasions now and then when the Duke is prone to quit the accustomed routine 
and blossom forth in radiant glory. Such an occasion 
comes with the Army game, also — but we need go no 
further; suffice to say that no hop would be complete without 
the Duke and his rouge. It could be no more complete 
without Duke than would be the "St. Peter Herald" with- 
out its corresponding editor. Here's to you. Pinky K-Neep! 
"Say, Jenny, what's the latest from Baltimore?" 
"Now, let's see once. " 


(george Cagcaben llriner 

Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania 



Varsity Football Squad O, 2^ 1); N (I); 
Baseball Numerals. 

He has felt the 

|0W for the class German, the big "Edam, " G. Cascaden Kriner. People, we have here a man 
with a heart as big as a barrel and with a laugh as big as his heart, which laugh bursts forth 
in all its merriment when the joke is on him as well as when the other man is the butt. He 
lays no claim whatever to being a savoir — Dutch has had to work and work hard for his 2.5. 
He has, however, always proved equal to the occasion in a pinch and produced the 
necessary goods when a poor mark one month required it. 

For four years now Dutch has been a hustler on the Football Squad, one of the kind of men so 
essential to the training of any college team that meets with any degree of success. This year his 
efforts in this line were rewarded with a letter. 

His exploits and escapades during his four years here have been numerous. 
iron hand of discipline descend not lightly upon his shoul- 
ders, but he has never rhinoed at his luck and has taken ad- 
versity smilingly. We have always believed that it has 
been largely due to this fact that he has been able to pull 
himself through so many times 

There is much latent power in this man and it is 
sure to assert itself when the time comes on board ship, 
as it has done in the petty trials and tribulations of our 
life here. He is a man who is always given a hearty wel- 
come, and thus we believe and hope it will be in the Bigger 


fames; l^olanb i^ple, f r, 

Lynchburg, Virginia 



OOK closely, gentle reader, ere you explore further. This is Jimmie Kyle, of Virginia. Though 

of slight build and modest, unassuming mien, Jimmie occupies a prominent part in our 

affections. The needy do not beg his assistance in vain while there remains a shirt or pair 

of socks in his locker. But let one become inquisitive or even flippant — who has not withered 

under his scornful "You're too curious " or his scathing "Who wants to know^" 

If it were not for the Academic Department, Jimmies worries would be at an end. It has 

taken much midnight oil and more self-denial to entice old 2.5 to a dark, lonely spot and crown him. 

But at certain periodic and memorable intervals, mere earthly cares are cast off, and Jimmie, clad for 

festive frivolity, fares forth. Why, once — no, a couple of times 

We are not responsible for this, but rumor has it that Jimmie breaks three razors a week. The 
tendency is, however, to doubt it, for it is very seldom that 
we ever see the evidence of the use of even one. Curious, 
too, how he can be so negligent of his appearance when 
he rooms with Sarge Henning. Now Sarge, as we all 
know, has only one rival in the beautifying line, Pinky 
Kneip, and Kneip has the advantage with his warm, auburn 
ensemble. Sarge is an expert, though, and we should 
think he would have tried his art on Jimmie. 

Jimmies pleasant manner and weird, slow smile 
have kept him dragging continually. He joins Sarge in 
the contention that there aren't enough hops. 
"Br-r-r! I'm co-o-old! I'm freezin'!" 


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^aul (Sausie Eafertp 

Cleveland, Ohio 

"Paul" "Laf 

Football Numerals; Masqueraders (2). 


O be fat or not to be fat, that is the question: whether 'tis better to pin faith in Personnel Reform 
or to take time by the mooring swivel and acquire a Commodore's bay window; and so this 
jolly Irishman has pinned his faith in cit life and his hopes in the 5 p. m. letter to the little 
girl at home. Constancy, thou art a virtue rare indeed among midshipmen. 

And yet even Laf forsook his castles in Spain long enough to work and win his numerals 
in football. Alas! the reaction was too great and since then he has been actively engaged in running a 
mail service between Crabtown and Cleveland. In four years there has been but one failure and that 
was on Inauguration Day in 1913. 

Laf was a member of the famous Midshipmen's Gun Crew on the Louisiana, Second Class cruise, 
which, under the training of "Percy " Mann, slipped it over the "reg'lars. " The same summer he was 
one of the lucky fellows who got to Vera Cruz. The rest 
of us called it a pleasure trip. They just mentioned the 
thermometer: 160° F. in the umbra. 

Paul says he wasn't made for the Navy, and we 

suppose that means he prefers the outside. Sort of funny 

how those Cleveland fellows don't fancy the service. Well, 

if you do, old man — good luck to you ! 

"Hey, Paul! has the mail come? " 

"Not yet. I didn't get any." 


(george ^eter l^amont 

Pasadena, California 

'Pinky" "Lamo" "Rainbow' 

QUIET, meek and extremely conservative little man, who has spoken exactly thirteen times 
during his sojourn at the U. S. N. A. He has probably been cowed into submission by 
rooming with a desperado, for "Al Jennings" Spriggs happens to be his better half. This 
little Scotchman hails from the far West, California claiming him as all her very own. 

He has not cared much for the athletic or social side of our life here and has, in a 
measure, held himself apart, but the few who have penetrated that canny exterior have found a man 
well worthy of praise. He brought good old rigid Scotch ideas of right and wrong here with him and 
he has fashioned his life accordingly. It has been told on Peter that he introduced a novelty in the 
way of headwear on his Youngster leave, but this merely goes to show his ingenuity and the independence 
with which he is primarily endowed. He has shown some propensity for fussing and would probably 
have continued in this pursuit of happiness, but as Fate 
willed it, several most regrettable experiences stopped any 
desire of his to mingle further with the ladies. There may 
be some other reason, for some of the knowing ones, 
notably Owense, have picked him as a suspected lover. 

He will probably go to the West Coast, and we'll 
bet that he won't change a bit in the next sixty years. 

'Rooty-toot Rainbow, Rooty-toot Rainbow, Rain- 
bow Rah, Rainbow Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah, R-R-Rainbow!" 


r-' V , 

glrtfjur Hanbisi 

Oxford, North Carolina 

"Dick" "Arturo" 

Gym Team (4, 3, 2, 1); Orange GNT; 
Parallel Bar Championship (4j; Reina (3). 



OME day a few years from now, John Doe, Lieutenant (j. g.j, U. S. Navy, will take his young 
son on his knee and start a lecture on the reward that is sure to come to him who refuses to be 
downed; and his example will not be any commonplace hero of history, either: it will be 
Arturo Landis, the man who became an ensign. For know this, all ye who run and read: 
Arturo has bilged and returned; he has been unsat, with all hope lost; he has despaired on 

account of conduct; and, far worse, he has despaired on account of a broken heart; but he has never 

yet failed to "come back," and when that piece of sheepskin is given to him on the day of graduation, 

he will appreciate it more richly than could any other man in the class. The seat of all the trouble, 

without a doubt, lies in his two failings: tobacco and girls. A skag will wreathe his countenance in 

smiles any day; a girl will send him into ecstasies of bliss; but when he can sit back in an easy chair 

and talk to a girl and smoke, all at the same time — "Good 

night! How he do enjoy it!" 

His stick-to-it-iveness is not confined to efforts to 

stay in the Academy, for he has shown that same quality 

over in the gym. Arturo has worked with the best of them 

and has won his GNT; and, had it not been for the "powers 

that be," who did not consider his conduct record and the 

state of his studies sufficiently good, he would have been 

Captain of the Gym Team now. 


Conrab Hubtoig Hem 

Fergus Falls, Minnesota 

'Swede" "Fish" "Conrad" "Olaf Svensker' 

Crew Numerals. 

F you see a six-foot, blue-eyed, light-haired chap strolling about in a complacent manner, rest 
assured that it is Mr. C. L. Lein (Sea Lion), of the U. S. N. Conrad hails from the Swede state, 
Minnesota, of course. Does that imply something? 

Lein would be a good-natured chap if he could render his goat immune to attacks from 
Stephan and Baker. As it is, he has been seldom rhino, and is ready at all times for a lark, such 

as a house-party in Baltimore. With the ladies he is all pie, for he himself admits that the best of all 

pleasures is fussing. He assures you emphatically that the best time he ever had in his life was at 

Colonel Colt's Fourth of July party. And then on the Q. T. he will tip you off that the old Colonel 

served something that had Navy punch backed 'way off the map. 

Lein's hobby has been crew. Fall, winter, and spring see him trudging over to the boathouse 

or tank, though he has not been lucky enough to get a seat 

since Plebe year in ' I 5's "regular crew." 

On the Massy cruise Olaf Svensker bought a pipe, 

filled it, lighted it, and then had the extreme pleasure of 

turning it over to the Exec. Is one of the few who can 

boast of having set foot in Vera Cruz. Relates how he 

entered a shop and inquired, "cTiene Vd. mantillas? " 

to receive the reply, "Why, certainly; wanna see some? " 

Quite a personage in Fergus Falls is he when on September 

leave, and when he arrives in F. F., the news-blotter prints 

in large type on the front page, "MIDSHIPMAN HERE." 

And he always arrives on the first train with one object and 

that would be telling. 


Fort Wayne, Indiana 




'Thoudst shun a hear; 

But if thy flight lay towards the raging sea, 
Thoudst meet a bear in the mouth." f/ 





F you meet a tall, handsome youth, with a drawl and a deep-sea roll, plowing his way down the 
corridor at a twelve-knot gait, you will need no further introduction. It is, without doubt. 
"Len," and the chances are ten to one that he is headed around the corner to "catch one ' 
with the bunch. This has been his main avocation for four years now — we mention the fourth 
year because Smoke Hall can hardly be called convenient to the third deck. 

Len can successfully elucidate on any subject, foreign or domestic. You have only to consult 

him to ascertain the relative advantages and disadvantages of everything from bears to Monte Carlo. 

Half of the census and information bureaus in the country have applications for his services in case he 

should care to leave the sea. Len is one of those fellows you like to tell a story to — he listens with 

appreciation and laughs at the right time, and doesn't sneer rudely, as some of his fellow Cosmo Club 

members do, at a bum joke. He has a few on hand himself, 

too. Len has cultivated a discriminating ear — he can hear 

an O. C.'s sword clank four decks off, and then that lanky 

frame shows a burst of speed that makes the rest of "El 

Palco ' look like ice wagons. 

He is what we might term a quiet fusser. Nobody, 

not even Mackey Lew, has been able to keep count on the 

letters he has penned and addressed to a far Southern 

state during first class year. His classmates wish him the 

greatest success, not only in his chosen career, but also in the 

career of his heart. 

"Say, Ferty, how is it to mooch a 'Fat'?" 




Cf)es;ter €. Hetois; 

Lamira, Ohio 

"Bone" "Esaw' 

"A sombre lad, and true! 


ONE, the methodical individual from Lamira, entered our noble institution with a thorough 
farm education and a somewhat serious temperament. Plebe year he made original agricul- 
tural calculations as to the amount of coal taken aboard a battleship, and other sea-going facts. 
Sam Greene, the Widow Hawkins, and other prominent citizens of Lamira soon became 
well known to us all, and we quickly came to recognize that few men occupy a more con- 
spicuous position in both social and political circles than does Bone in Lamira. 

Second Class cruise, Chester gave promise of becoming a "soche," attending and fussing vio- 
lently at a clambake at Bristol, R. I. However, the rest of the summer was devoid of social features on 
his part. First Class cruise was marked by Esaw making a mysterious disappearance to Stratford and 
returning with a pair of binoculars and a strange manuscript. Needless to say, Lamira was thrilled 
with his tales of the foreign cruise. 

Method is Bone's strong point. He does everything 
from stowing a locker to milking cows in a methodical 
manner, and when it comes to farm dope, just ask Bone. 
Like Harry Campman, he prefers Ed Pinaud's "Eau de 
Quinine " to all other cosmetics. 

On the second shift of stripers. Bone was made 
adjutant of the first battalion and held down the job in fine 
style, his good voice making him the right man for the 
position. He has the unusual habit of not bothering others, 
but at the same time is ready always to help out someone 
else, whether it is lending a two-cent stamp or his last clean 
collar. All those who have made a cruise with him tell you 
he makes a fine shipmate, that he is not so wooden in 
practical things as his name would imply, and that the ship 

he joins after graduation will get a good officer. 





3amt^ iWacfeep Hetois; 

r.v./ I. '• , Dallas. Texas 

■ ; 

"Mackey" "Looie" 

Log Staff. 




ai ERE'S our Beau: James Mackey Lewis (most of the girls from Fairmount call him simply 
and sweetly "Mackey Lew"). The Beau has played sad havoc among the hearts of the 
young ladies being finished in the seminaries of Washington. That combination of brass 
buttons, a sea-going roll, and an affectionate smile has proved irresistible. Not only the 
younger set, but also the chaperones, succumb to his graces. Dance — have you ever seen 
him dance? If you haven't you have missed something. But 'we might remark right here,' as the 
Turbine book has it, that if ever he ambles up to you and softly lisps, "There's a girl up in Washington 
who wants to come down to a hop, and believe me, she's some queen; ye-ah, but I am dragging — you 
see — I'm dragging; now how would you like, " etc. — well, take it from us and gently say "No. " 
That's all, and then remember some important engagement that requires your immediate presence 
elsewhere, muy pronto. 

But there is good reason for the Beau's popularity - - 

with the fair ones; it is the same reason that makes him a 
man's man. There isn't a bigger-hearted man in the 
Academy. All of us are generous to a degree, but his 
generosity is of that self-effacing kind which is the ex- 
pression of a heart entirely unselfish. He may at times be 
garrulous, and a lover of badinage, but you will never find a 
trace of venom or unkindness in his speech. 

Two faults he has, mere idiosyncrasies. One is a 
pronounciation of Spanish entirely his own, unadulterated 
by a trace of a Castilian accent. The other is the peculiar 
circumstance that frequently he is the only man in his 
company in step. 

"That's hard luck, boy." 


Auburn, New York 
"Licker" "Lewie" 

"But, if't he he I mean, he's very wild .... 
as are companions noted and most k^own to 
youth and liberty." 


Track Team (4, 3, 2, 1 ) ; Track Numerals 
(4); Track N (3. 2); Academy Mile Relay 
Record (3, 2); Masqueraders (2); Usher (i). 

ERE'S a man who has shown ability in everything he has? undertaken. "Licker" has been 
one of the mainstays of the varsity track relay team for three years. He has been a member 
of two academy record-holding teams, and in the quarter-mile there are few who can better 
him. His class standing is another of his achievements which cannot escape notice. He has 
stood near enough to the top of the class for the course to rate the term "savoir." 

His activities in the social line are well known. Never was there a hop that he wasn't on the spot 
with a "queen." He is always ready for a party, especially when there are girls along, and when there 
is no excitement forthcoming he hunts it up. 

He has a way of expressing his opinion regardless of the effect it may produce. His frankness 
in his likes and dislikes is one of his characteristics. 

It is not very often that we find savoirs who are 
willing to give up their time before exams to help poor 
wooden souls to make a 2.5. Many has been the time 
before the anns. and semi-anns. that "Licker" has sat up 
till the wee small hours with one or more of these un- 
fortunates, plugging away to pull them through. 

As an athlete, a scholar, and a good fellow, Lewis 
makes a good combination. He is always ready to help a 
friend, and is never rhino. We feel sure that he will be a 
success as a naval officer. 


Jforregt i&nox ilifaenoto 


Spokane, Washington 

"Libby" "Libno" 

^ 1^ 

/ 1 . s. 


While in Europe he was 

ERE we have a man who always looks on the bright side of everything — a rare trait in a mid- 
shipman. Even being President of the "Forty-niners" First Class year did not obscure the 
happy smile nor alter his care-free demeanor. Libby has been engaged in desperate hostilities 
with the Academic Board in one branch or another at various times, but he has always managed 
to win out at the finish. 
As a fusser Libby is second to none. Since he first wore the single stripe of a youngster, nothing 
short of a chain could keep him away from a hop — not even the girl herself. It is nearly always a 
different one for each hop and his friends often wonder who the next will be. Libby has his favorites, 
however, and we "callate" that the girl from home is the one highest in favor. 

Libby's love for art and music is most extraordinary in a midshipman, 
always to be found in a gallery or museum with Ralph fast 
in tow. One memorable morning in Paris after an equally - 

memorable night he was observed in the Louvre, still 
pacing off miles of "old masters" with great regularity, 
while Kiely was submissively following, walking in his 

As a man of high principles, Libby is a man to be 
respected. As one who holds fast to them, he is to be ad- 
mired. In spite of a few waverings he has never fallen from 
the high standards which he brought with him to the 
Academy. A genial companion, his geniality is never 

" but she is awfully nice!" 


William ^o^tpi^ Tiovtn} 

Tremont, Pennsylvania 

"Sallie" "Jeff" "Doitchman' 



Lacrosse Numerals. 

OCH der Kaiser!" — that's Jeff all right; he's saying it a little louder than usual to-night, 
so the Kaiser must be falling back. That's one of Jeff's characteristics, to holler loudest 
when his side is losing; I know, because I stood next to him at the Polo Grounds, and the 
doctor says my ear will never be as good again. Jeff wasn't hurt at all. though; didn't even 
strain his voice. 
Sallie hails from somewhere in Pennsylvania, and took the oath of allegiance in German, but 
he now speaks English with ease and fluency. He started immediately on the day's work of keeping 
Doc Friend straight, to say nothing of Doc Friend's room and possessions — a job which he has accom- 
plished with remarkable success. He has all of the Navy virtues and none of the vices, so he has been 
a sort of steadying man for the riotous Third Company. He has a highly developed conscience, but he 
will break a reg any day to see a girl, and two regs to see 
someone else's girl, especially if he can thereby "rube " the 
other fellow. He isn't nearly as innocent, however, as he 
appears; the only thing is that he always gets away with it. 
He's too plausible to be suspected; where other people 
would be certain to be bushwhacked by Jimmy-Legs, the 
wary Dutchman would elude pursuit by disguising him- 
self as Scott Baker or Swede Overesch 

But in conclusion let us remark that Lorenz is the 
jolliest, most good-natured man in the Academy; gloom 
vanishes with his appearance, and it will do you good to 
see him laugh, especially if the joke is on himself. 


Jf ranci£i Stuart ?loto 

West Newton, Massachusetts 

"Frog" "Savvy" "F 


Swimming Team (3, 2, I); Captain (I); 
SNT; 220-Yard Swimming Record (3); 
Baseball Numerals; Bugle Corps (2, I). 






I believe he used to be 

BLUEFISH and a shark were swimming around, watching the spectators in the Aquarium 

and talking over old times. 

"You know, " remarked the bluefish, "just before I was caught I got the scare of my 

life. I met a human being who swam almost as well as we do, and I thought 1 was going to 

be caught. However, he seemed to be a mighty fine sort of a chap, and we chummed around 
quite a lot. He was a great hand for a rough-house and always chock-a-block full of fun — sort of a 
care-free guy — shouldn't say he was the kind who would study unless he had to, but he was always 
willing to help me out anyway he could. I believe he came from Boston, but he had traveled around 
a good deal and didn't act at all like a Bostonian." 

'That's funny," put in the shark; "I met a fellow like that once myself, 
captain of the swimming team at the Naval Academy. 
He was surely good in the water. His name was Frog 
Low. Couldn't have been the same fellow? " 

"It certainly was, " answered the bluefish. So 
you see what two fish, one the best that swims, the other 
the worst, thought of Frog. It's queer, too, that humans 
and fish think exactly the same on the subject. Frog 
will rough-house and joke with you the livelong day 
unless he has work to do, do his work, and then come back 
for more play. And at work or at play, he remains always 
the same fast friend of his friends. 


f ofjn Clifton lusfe 

Reno, Nevada 

"Senor" "John" "Loosk" 

Choir (4, 2): Reina (2). 



N this man is found every known angle of character. Wayward, kindhearted and generous to 
excess, ever ready and eager to embark upon any project promising some new diversion from 
the usual grind, sympathetic and helpful to others, he has eschewed the gold star of academic 
distinction for a whole galaxy of other stars of a much finer metal which will remain untarnished 
in the memories of his friends. The most notable trait in John's character is that one of far- 
seeing realization of the ultimate seriousness of life. It is a trait that clings to him in everything he 

does; and is often so plainly evident that he has many times restrained a less thoughtful classmate from 

some rash deed. 

John's early life is full of mystery and romance. No one has ever been able to gather more than 

the barest details of that shadowy pre-Annapolis period. It is known, however, that Reno lost one of 

her most daring broncho-busters when the Seiior decided to 

make the transition from a "roamer of the plains " to a 

"rover of the seas. " From the day he ambled into Crab- 
town to the present moment he has been telling us the — "" . ■■ 

drollest stories and singing for us the most delightful songs 

imaginable. He brought with him, besides this inimitable 

power of entertainment, an unbounded sense of humor and 

a wit as dry as the alkali stretches of his native state. 

And then at last there is that other generous instinct 

that is only truly born of intimate contact with both the 

good and the bad. He is a friend who puts to shame these 

writers of proverbs, these scoffers at "true friendship." 

Know John Lusk and your acquaintance is complete. 


€btoin Stuart jWcCoacl) 

rv.V / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
"Scrappy" "Mac" "Falstaff" "McGoach" 

Football N (I); Football Numerals; 
Baseball Numerals; Basketball Numerals; 
Masqueraders (4); Choir (2, I); Manager 
Gym and Wrestling Teams; Reina ( I ). 

AC upholds the record of old Erin for putting the true fight into anything that he undertakes, 
whether studies, athletics, or plain, ordinary, rough-neck Old Fifth Company rough- 
housing. He was very much handicapped in the beginning of his career by the fact that he 
comes from Philadelphia. You would hardly know it now to look at him, unless you 
happened to see him asleep; he does have a remarkable fondness for slumber. As manager 
of the Gym team he was wide-awake enough to please the most exacting, for he put through a mighty 
good schedule, together with an equally good one for the wrestling team. Scrappy himself is an athlete, 
and landed a place on the Varsity for the Army game in spite of a couple of weeks on the Reina in the 
early part of the season. Also the creature sings in a silvery tenor voice which has "made us all to weep" 
with the pathos of its notes and with the tragedy of it that we didn't have a gag to shut him off. 

Stuart — we never heard anybody call him that, so 
we will try it just to see how it sounds — has been a sub- .' 

stantial citizen of our little borough. He has benefited --ji. .-__;,, 

immensely by his four years here, and we have been glad 

of the opportunity to make his acquaintance. If he makes j^ 

as good an officer as he has made an officer in a qualified 
sense, he need have no fears for his success. 

"You didn't study your lesson." , .,-- 7.— ■— ^ ^ 

"I did, sir." %i / A^" 

"No, you didn't. " 
"I did, sir, " etc. 



Tim^t ©upup jWicCormtcfe 

Berryville, Virginia 

'Doc" "Micky" "Mac' 

Star (4, 3, 2); Business Manager Lucky 
Bag; Business Manager Reef Points; 
Director Y. M. C. A.; Choir (2, 1); Mas- 
queraders (4, 3); Soccer Numerals; La- 
crosse Numerals; Class German Com- 

MAN who can survive two business managerships in one lifetime ought to be well worth study- 
ing, and you will find Doc an interesting subject. The business managerships he took as he 
does everything else, merely as a part of the day's work to be done and done well. Imposing 
volumes of work do not daunt him in the least, and to look at his class standing you wouldn't 
think that he had any interests outside of academic lines. When you talk about lessons. 
Doc can tell you what you want to know; and the star he has carried for three years proves that he can 
tell the instructors, too. Suppose you pass to practical subjects. Doc is still right there, as cruise 
marks and steam P-works show. Sports? Doc isn t heavy enough for a football player and he wasn't 
born a baseball player, but he has managed to hold down a place on class soccer and lacrosse teams 
right along. Fussing? Ever see him with a girl? Seeing is believing, in this case, that he is an 
accomphshed "soche. " And with all his distinctions, you 
won't find a more unassuming man in the class. Micky 
belongs to the genus "good scout, " but no one of the many 
that recognize the fact was told so by him. The con- 
viction just naturally forces itself upon all who know him. 
Number two in the class, and one of the youngest, 
his chances of being an admiral are good. He hates to have 

Sperry impose on his youth, because everyone appreciates **"' — ^ /\ 

how Doc's level head has guided the infant footsteps of I'T**^^ ^ •'%>.\< 

"Admiral," who is now just four years old. and young for 
his age. 



JTofjn libmggtonc JilcCrea 

Marlette, Michigan 



"Mac" "Jawn" "Magnet" "McCreea" 

"When he spok.e, the very mountains shook, 
and the earth rumbled and grew sad." 

Manager Baseball; Baseball Numerals; 
Crew Numerals; Football Num.erals; Bas- 
ketball Numerals; Choir (4, 3, 2, \). 

H! I just love John McCrea!" "Yes, he is wonderfully attractive, and he is just crazy about 
you, too. " So it is with all the ladies, but you really cannot blame them, as John, tall, hand- 
some, and imposmg, is the personification of the popular conception of the ideal naval officer. 
With these advantages, his age (about the same as Old Man Deets), experience, and general 
savoir faire make him truly irresistible. 

There is much more to John than a mere ladies' man, however. As a class team athlete he has 
done good work, making up in strength, pep and aggressiveness what he lacked in technique. His 
showing as a manager cannot be passed without mention. As manager of the plebe football team he 
proved that he had the makings of an executive so thoroughly that we turned the varsity baseball over 
to him without any misgivings. 

In the section room John is not especially brilliant, " . 

and always informs us each month that he has bilged in at 
least five subjects, while in fact he has never had any special 

difficulty in keeping up with the procession. It is in the ^<<1S3?i£'5t'*--^ 

line of practical duty that Mac shines. He is fond of being ^^p* zl!« ^*U ^' S^^^^^ 

Officer of the Day and running the plant, and, be it said to - «. - - 

his credit, he does it mighty well. On the cruises he gets 
results in a manner that has won favorable comment from 
senior officers. 

With all this, John is essentially one of the gang — a 
welcome addition to any party, be it rough or smooth. 

"Do you know. Chandler, 1 didn't get a snitch in ^^^^^^ 

that exam! Not a snitch, I'm telling you!" ^^^I^^BqH^'-/ i 


fameg Cbtoarb Maijtv 

Scranton, Pennsylvania 
"The Gnu" 

"Show me your image in some antique 

— Shakespeare. 

Sharpshooter; Reina (2). 

HE Gnu, if you please, and take good care to give full value to the "g." A strange animal, this, 
and with plenty of wild ideas, but once you get him domesticated, you couldn't find a tamer, 
gentler pet anywhere. The Gnu has a mind of his own and he knows how to use it. His 
reserve energy is abundant and his determination unflinching. He's got the "do or die" all 
right, but slow! good night! Did you ever wait for him to get ready to go out? Yes? 
Well, you probably went away leaving him combing his hair. But that shows another side of his 
character — he's always neat and correct in dress. 

The Gnu's career in the Navy has so far been a rocky one. He seems to have the unhappy 
faculty of always getting "ragged." A dozen other men can pull off the same stunt and yet The Gnu 
(for a change) is the goat. However, he takes his medicine without a kick, which is a trait not given 
to most men. 

The Gnu is surely keen for the pretty girls. Ask 
him about those luncheons at the Savoy and see his chest 
fill! A true sailor boy he is, for he has, not a girl, but girls, 
if you please, in every port, Rochester and Utica included. 
"Get a rock, Soc." "Come on, boys! we're going 
back. " 

"Hey, Scotty! let's get a claret lemonade." 
"Bos'n, bos'n! where the hell are you, bos'n? ' 


tiiart Siigusitinc jUlafjer 


^v;/ ■■- 

Boston, Massachusetts 

"Stony" "Hotspur" 



"Who therewith angry, when it next came 
Took it in jest, and still he smiled and 

— Shakespeare. 

Reina (3). 

E gentle, but firm" — Stony's dual nature; the first for the fair and the second for the plebes. 
Ask Stony about the last hop and watch him roll his eyes. Between hops and Crabtown his 
joys are unconfined. "Oh-h-h, oh-h-h, oh-h-h, say. Simp! dragging to the next hop?" As for 
the plebes, he is well known by many, and once known, never forgotten. 

Although not a great adventurer, Stony's life while with us has been one of great 
variety, ranging from sea service on the Reina to a cruise in the Admiral's cabin on the good ship Ohio. 
Stony is a good boxer, and while he is not exactly a world beater, yet he can make other fistic aspir- 
ants take notice. Next to a hop, there is nothing which pleases him more than to inveigle some 
unsuspecting lad to the boxing mat and make him take several star-sights "a la mode Tod." 
Ever since he married "Whiskey" the two have made a strong combination, able to stand off all 
comers at rough-housing. 

Aside from the pleasures in life. Stony has a deep 
sincerity in his work, and although not a savoir, has hit few 
trees except for a short stretch of Gow. Stony's dignified 
attitude has been a big factor in bluffing many an instructor 
out of a 2.5. ^ 5SS tej 

But what happened to Stony's pillow on the Massy t^ '^ J^ \, 

cruise? Its mysterious disappearance has ever puzzled '" ^mm^^ . "?*; 

him grievously. 


Worcester, Massachusetts 
"Ma Honey" 

Track Numerals; Track Team (3, 2) 



OUNG Jack Mahoney hails from New England and is blessed with the proverbial Boston accent, 
but we have a sneaking suspicion that he may have a trace of the blood of "ould Ireland" in 
his veins. We judge this chiefly from his Killarney smile, for he is a goatless individual 
and is cheerful twenty-four hours out of every day. How this can be is one of the many 
mysteries of Crabtown, for he has been for long years the Keeper of the One-and-Only Navy 
not the Goat that stands on the side-lines, but that mountain of humanity whose place it is 
to stop every play that gets through the line. To keep this in harmonious captivity must be a task 
well-nigh equal to any one of the labors of Hercules. In other words. Jack has for his room-mate 
none other than Horse Harrison, who has been the Navy's stand-by for three years and cannot be 
allowed to roam around loose else he smash a hole in the Chapel. 

Mahoney is somewhat of an athlete himself, having 
easily made a name in class track and becoming one of the 
Varsity quarter-milers. He was a member of the old 
Fourth Company bunch, and was always counted on to 
enter into an all-star baseball game, a mandolin picking 
contest, or an ordinary rough-house. 

Good-natured, big-hearted, he is always ready to 
lend you anything from a shoestring to an overcoat. John 
is one of the men who make life in the U. S. N. A. a tolerable 
existence, and we hope to have him among us in the Navy. 


Jfrancig jUarlin Jflail 

f^ \ .' 

Vincennes. Indiana 

"El Ganso" "Francis of Old Vincennes' 


Chairman Class Ring Committee; Class 
Crest Committee; Second Crew (3, 2). 



MAN that you can depend on, is our florid friend from Indiana. Tall and smiling in general, 
a most amiable sort of fellow — Ganso has a will of his own and never fails to express his honest 
opinion, whether it pleases or not. A better friend could not be wished, and he is ever ready 
to give a substantial proof of his friendship under any of the many trying circumstances 
which daily come up in our Academic life. He has good, sound judgment, forethought, 
and is very conservative in all decisions. Willing to criticise only when asked, and receives adverse 
criticism with a smile, so long as it comes from a friend. 

Gus has proved his ability in many respects at the Academy. He has done excellent work in the 
crew, retaining a seat in the second boat for several years despite his light weight. He is a decided 
success as a fusser, although he fusses only in spells, therein differing from Handsome Dan. 

He showed exceptional ability as Chairman of the 
Class Ring Committee. He gave to the Class a ring which .- - 

has proved unanimously satisfactory and the method he T /J- 

used in getting this ring was well worthy of an older head. : 

From the very beginning he has been one of our most 
popular classmates and will be one of the most missed by ; 

members of the Class who do not go with him to Fleet. 
"Who is the queen next hop, Gus?" 
"Ah! I am off that stuff this year." 


f o})n iWcCabe jWanlp 

Columbus, Ohio 

Lacrosse Numerals; Football Numerals; 
Soccer Numerals; Track Numerals; Christ- 
mas Card Committee; Class German 


OHN has that breezy ambition that seems to be characteristic of so many men from states west 
of the Alleghenies. Breezing in one morning from Ohio, he took up the tasks and duties of a 
midshipman with a whole-heartedness that has placed him in a well-deserved berth near the 
top of the class, from which lofty perch he has fallen once or twice under the strong pressure 
of the Executive (nee Discipline) Department. On the surface John is a devil-may-care, rosy- 
cheeked lad, with a sunny smile — incidentally, he never misses a hop — and he will discuss with much 
gusto any subject under the sun from Ordnance to the "ratiness" of the plebes. A member of the Old 
Fourth, he was always one of "the bunch," and when not out for athletics he has been a confirmed 
habitue of Smoke Hall, First Class year. For two years he has succeeded in persuading Howard 
Chandler Christy to draw the girl for the Christmas Cards, for which we all are indebted to him. 

Underneath, John is a hard worker — one of those 
few men who really study during study hours, loaf only 
during recreation hours, go out for some kind of athletics, 
and put all they have into it. He has made a success in 
class athletics and is a promising goal keeper for the 
lacrosse team. Just one thing more: Ask him the con- 
nection between bullion and sugar, and whether he en- 
joyed Second Class cruise on the "Ohio." 

"Our manly boy !" ^ 


Preston JlargftaU 

r-V New York City. New York 


"Jack" "P" 

J ■'■ 

"For the more you 'ace known o' the others. 
The less will you settle to one." 


... // . 



Swimming SNT; Swimming Team (4, 3, 
2): Academy Swimming Championship 
(3); Football Numerals; Lucky Bag Staff; 
Class Swimming Championship (4); Ad- 
miral Trenchard Medal (2); Usher (I). 


OME say that in order to see Jack at his best you must go to the Natatorium and watch this 

youthful Apollo do a forty-yard dash. But while he is one of our best at the porpoise game, 

swimming is decidedly not his strongest point. He is a most wonderful dancer — but this 

is not his forte either. Where Jack really shines is at the gentle art of fussing. In all the 

class, yes, in all the Academy, there is not a single man who can touch his fussing record. 

He falls at regular periods of about a month. When on the summer cruises he is not content with being 

a regular sailor and having a sweetheart in every port — he must have at least three. One would say 

that Jack is fickle. Well, maybe so, but anyhow, he always loves the last one best of all. 

A look at his class standing would forbid calling him a savoir. He rarely cracks a book and 
considers it a positive disgrace to bone, but has always managed to stay on the safe side of a 2.5 by 
getting away with a tremendous bluff in section rooms. 

But what is that big medal which adorns his manly 
chest? Is it for swimming? Dancing? Neither. Ah! 
possibly for fussing? Wrong again. When 1 said that 
Jack was no savoir, 1 neglected to tell of his ability to 
write. That decoration is the Admiral Trenchard medal, 
which he won from a mob of competitors by a high-brow 

Jack is rather hard to know. So are other things 
worth while. But when you do know him, you will find 
him a friend who is stanch and true. Here's luck. Jack! 



^tepfjen J^nhtrt JJlatteson 

Nassau, Minnesota 


'Now is the time for all good men and true- 

OW Matty is a peaceable man — until you get him riled. Then look out! There was a certain 
upperclassman our Plebe year who knew all about the peaceable part but nothing about the 
riled part. His gaining of that knowledge brought great joy to the old Second Company. 
Loud words and sounds of a struggle in Matty's room, then that upperclassman emerged 
with haste, also accompanied by a large and startling black eye. Matty's fame as a warrior 

was made. 

Matteson thinks clearly and philosophically, and whatever is the result of his thought, by that he 

is willing to abide. Try to show him he is wrong. Well, don't, if you wish to stick to your own views, 

for the chances are he will have persuaded you over to his side of the line before you realize it, as he is a 

convincing and logical talker. Moreover, he is a well-read man who knows how to reason from his 

knowledge in an interesting and unusual way. 

Matty is mighty well liked and every man who has 

been on a party with him swears there is no one better. 

He never begins anything that he is not willing to finish, and 

he has the ability to make a good finish to almost every- 
thing he starts. Those who are his shipmates out in the 

service will find him the same straight, likable, efficient man 

that we have known during our four years together here 
We have one thing on him, though — he has never 

satisfactorily explained why he wore leggins to that 

lunch formation. 


JIarolb iWiltou jWeper^ 



Mill Hall, Pennsylvania ' i 

1 ,; "Keique" • ' 

', V ■ 

Baseball Numerals; Non-swimmer Ex- 
traordinary. 1 1 ■ I', 


UMINATIVELY the cast-off big-leaguer shifted his quid and hitched up his trousers 

"Yes, " he began, "when I was playing with the Tri-State League, me and the Keique 
was great friends and we've always chummed around together ever since. Guess he knows 
more baseball dope than any man outside of Connie Mack and Stallings. Tell me he's 
comin' right along down there to Annapolis, but I hear he's been in a lot o' hot water over 
smokin' so much. Fac' is, somebody from his Company told me — but never mind that; he said the 
Keique was too good a feller not to deserve help, and I guess he was about right. Him an' me never 
could do two things that all the other fellers used to do. We never could learn to swim or hang 
around girls, and I don't believe either of us ever will be able to. 

"Say," he continued, "does he still have visions of havin' made big marks in his schoolin' an' 
then have them turn out to be just barely passin'? He 
alius was thinkin' he had made about 90 per cent, when him 
and me was in school and it never did pan out. And then 
he used to talk about his arms — 'bras' he called them — 
an' say he was strong cause he had heaved a Cosmopolitan 
around so much. Mighty good friend o' mine, the Keique, 
an' I 'xpect as how no one else could help likin' him. That 
the way he was down to Annapolis? " 
"You bet!" I told him. 


iWarcu£i Clifforb jMiller 

San Diego, California 
"John" "Jawhn" 

"Wot's the use of argifying? " 

"You're too interesting a phenomenon to be 
passed over." 


Log Staff (2, 1); Choir (1); Mandolin 

OHN is one of the few representatives of the Bay State who has fully succeeded in overcoming 
that handicap; we are not yet entirely satisfied whether this is accidental or due to his 
adopted platform, that "a state is a mere geographical boundary." He is our only original 
baseball fan — our human encyclopedia on the subject (his claims to this title have never been 
questioned by any save the "Kike" and not even by him since Youngster Cruise). Also he is 
an ardent supporter of both Boston teams, notwithstanding the above-mentioned platform. 

As a plebe John became one of our most enthusiastic members of the Wednesday afternoon 
Swedish Club, with every indication of making a glorious record in that branch of academic "life." 
However, he disqualified after two years' service and gave up his chances for leadership. Youngster 
year he developed into an inveterate dispenser of the popular (????) airs on all the latest instruments, 
much to the discomfort of the old Second Company. 

"Jawhn" acts as a panacea for all sorts of squabbles 
where a fisticuff would inevitably ensue except for his choice 
remarks on the subject. 

His chief delight First Class cruise was to aid in 
procuring Bone's "goat. " There's only one subject which 
causes his own to graze at large "Yes, ma'am, " etc. Con- 
fidentially: It was an incident of Plebe Year, and John has 
since spent considerable time in vehemently denying it 
wherever the subject has been brought up. 

Very few know that John is ever serious; but he 
can meet the exigencies of the occasion, whether it be a 
"Dago" recitation or a quarter-deck watch. 

Altogether, a generous, whole-hearted fellow and a 
good shipmate. 


Montgomery, Alabama 
'Scotty" "John" "Scotchman" 

' Hast thou a friend ? Thou hast indeed a 
rich and large supply." 


1 '■ 
• '■/ i 

Football Numerals; Basketball Nume- 
rals; Baseball Numerals. 


EP. heads up, chins in, throw your shoulders back, when one of Alabama's most favored sons is 
among you. This is our old friend, the "Scotchman. " John is a military man; his brace has 
been a model for underclassmen for three years, and he might tell them to brace as he does 
and save wind describing the regulation carriage demanded by the Reg Book. As an athlete, 
Minnis has taken a prominent part in the class battles. He plays good baseball, still better 

basketball, but he shines brightest as captain of our class football team; also, for this typical Southerner 

boxing has many charms, which are generally gained at the expense of his opponents. 

Scotty is a consistent fusser, with attentions centered rather conspicuously in the Bay State 

and on the Gulf border. "Say, she was so-ome queen, wasn't she, boy-^" Scotty is not a hard guy: 

he's a hard worker and he likes to see everyone about him work. As adjutant he was the best we've 

seen. "I love to watch him read those orders! " Minnis 

is savvy, and he says things in the section room in such a - 

manner that the prof, says they are right, whether they are 

or not. He is generally right. 

The Scotchman is a great man to make a liberty 

with. Miss Gish is ever ready to testify to this fact, while 

Quynn admits that he was a potent factor in preserving 

peace in London when there was no more steak. In fact, 

John is always happy to help a friend, and everybody is his 

friend. Minnis has high ideals; he is the type of ship- 
mate that makes a cruise worth while; every inch of him 

is man. 

"Let's have another soda." 



New Britain, Connecticut 

"Skeeter" "Dusty" "Tique" "Mitch" 

Star (4); Football N (2, 1); Lacrosse 
LNT (3, 2); Captain Lacrosse Team (1); 
Football Numerals; Lacrosse Numerals; 
Chairman Farewell Ball Committee; Mid- 
shipmen's Athletic Association; Masquer- 
aders (2); Log Staff; Choir (4); Usher (1). 

CCE Homo! These two words are peculiarly applicable, but, like Steve Rockwell's ordnance 
sketches, they need amplification. There are men and men. Whenever a classmate has a 
problem involving good, hard common sense, he goes to Skeeter and always gets the right 
dope. Dusty has always been a marvel on the gridiron, and is one of the most spectacular 
quarterbacks of Navy's history. His athletic abilities do not cease with football, for he is 

also a crack lacrosse player. If you have ever seen him in action you know why he was elected captain 

of the team. Aside from his athletic activities he is one of our most consistent fussers, and it is rumored 

from reliable sources that he is a strong contender for the loving cup. 

Whenever you hear a soft, purring sound which is supposed to be a noise like a cat, you will know 

that Tique is merely holding feline communion with Tracy Davis. He is exceedingly nimble-footed and 

his dancing in the Masqueraders occasioned much favorable 

comment. His unanimous election as Chairman of the 

June Ball Committee bears mute testimony of the esteem 

in which he is held by his classmates, and the high caliber of 

Ball he delivered assured them that this trust was well 

founded. The Tique is so intensely practical, so in- 
ordinately level-headed, that we have often wondered if his 

brain is not constructed on some gyroscopic principle as yet 

unknown to science. An able athlete, a deep thinker, a 

practical man, a good mixer, a constant lover, and a con- 
genial companion, he is a force who is bound to enrich the 

world with his personality. 

"Are you in form, guy?" 


Uouis; 3^obert jWoore 

Monticello, Illinois 

"Looie" "Fiffy" 

Basketball Numerals; Track Numerals; 
Academy Discus Record Medal; Track N 


OOIE appeared quiet when he first entered the Academy and we little suspected that in him we 
were acquiring a wit. As soon as the strangeness of the place wore off he started a series of 
intellectual firecrackers in the shape of word-plays, and so far nothing has been able to 
stop him. He undoubtedly has the class record for time under the table, but it would take 
more than that to affect his sunny disposition and he generally celebrates his return to topside 

by another pun. It is only fair to say, though, that those who mete out such stern "justice" chuckle 

to themselves afterwards and admit that the "Mooreisms ' are good. 

Louis has never had to work very hard for marks, being a true savoir, and he has always been the 

wooden man's friend. He'll cheerfully put down his own book any time and explain a hard place to 

one less savvy. Second Class Year especially did the "unsats" avail themselves of his help and a few 

undoubtedly owe their retention in the class to him. In 

this same year he decided to go out for athletics in real 

earnest and broke the Academy record for the discus just as 

easily as he did things in the academic departments. 

Efficient and capable, not in the least "hard," Fiffy 

is a cheerful companion and a man whose friendship enriches 

his friends. He has done his work here as a matter of 

business without complaining about dark plots to bilge him 

or indulging in roseate visions of what he might be doing 

were he a "cit. " As a natural result he has as good an 

idea of what the Turbine book is trying to say or how to 

dope out that long formula in Exterior Ballistics as the 

next one. 


:Pt)ilip Clarfe ifflorgan 

New London, Connecticut 

"Sock" "Cutie" "Eyes' 

Baseball Numerals; Football Numerals. 

OCK was such a cute little thing when he exchanged Uncle Sam's money for the privilege of 
observing the Blue Book Regulations that he was immediately and affectionately called 
"Cutie." He has lived up to the name! Ask any Plebe. More like a bull broke loose. Plebe 
year he was well liked by the upperclassmen on account of his tendency to be non-ratey, that 
is, he didn't try to rate much more than second class. He earned the undying thanks of our 
class during Youngster cruise by bringing all of New London's fairer sex to the Massy hop. He is a 
leader. Well liked by the Plebes of the present generation on account of his elephant-racing enter- 
tainments. Also, he has led many a broom fight team to victory, and one night the sobriquet "Stormy 
Petrel " was given him. He was one of the roughest of the Fifth Company Rough-necks. 

And a fusser! His terpsichorean ability and his limpid eyes are the envy of his less fortunate 
classmates, and a universal attraction to the lovely ones. 
He is impartial in his likes. Scented letters from New 
London, Washington, and the Eastern Shore keep the 
post-office busy. He is well trained for domesticity, for he 
and Scrappy have pulled together for four years. Phil is 
mighty good in handling men and unforeseen situations, 
and the ship that gets him will have an addition worth 
while. And when the fleet is at New London, — why, leave 
it to Morgan. 

Often heard at the hops: "Hasn't Mr. Morgan such 
lovely eyes! " 



J^alpi) Mtl^mkp iSrlfion, fr. 

Peekskill, New York 

'Lord" "Savvy" "R. M." 

Star (4. 3, 2). 



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ARLY Plebe summer this noble youth quietly advanced the theory that if given an equal 
chance he could easily pull down a sat. mark or better. Such a bold assertion without 
having had any acquaintance with the "team" showed considerable determination and self- 
confidence. He has not only proved the theory, but he has also had the satisfaction of 
gathering an abundance of that rare species of fruit — the 4.0. 
Savvy is a hard, consistent worker, yet not a greaser. He doesn't try to bluff the prof. — he 
k.nows the facts. He always finds time to help those who are less fortunate than himself — underclass- 
men as well as his own classmates — and has saved the Secnav. the trouble of sending a good many 
valentines after the semi-ans. 

As a practical savoir there is none higher in the class than R. M. He is always putting his 
ideas into use, whether it is in making a device for auto- 
matically closing windows or the installation of a complete 
wireless set. His room frequently looks like an Edison 
workshop, and he is perfectly at home in the steam build- 
ing or at electrical engineering drills. In math. Lord is a 
wizard and can juggle difficult equations as easily as a 

Savvy has found cross-country walks more con- 
genial to his nature than strenuous exercise on one of the 
Thursday afternoon athletic squads. In former times he 
used to do a little work on the special gym squad and was 
once a weak contender for a WNS. He also delights to 
frolic in the frigid water of the swimming tank once a 
week, but no doubt even his love for this sport will be 
sacrificed for the sake of his diploma. 


William ilelgon 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 
"WUlie" "Billy" "The Dane" 

Star {2); Masqueraders (3, 2). 

HE "Terrible Dane!" — and a full-blooded one at that. Of course he bane from Minnesota. 
If there was anything that would get a first classman's angora on hairs' ends, it was that long- 
drawn-out Danish "Ya-a-as, sir, " our Plebe year. And as for luck! He got away with 
telling even Sol Geer, assistant M. C, to "wait a minute! " 

Billy came on the ' I 5 range late plebe summer. That year he didn't make much of a 
splash in the diagram of class standing. Then Youngster year he fell a little short; but Second Class 
year he got on and scored a hit in the form of an etoile. This year he is still on the target, and his 
final score will be a mighty worthy one. 

How often have we heard this expression uttered by a group of disgusted members of the old 
Third Company: "Damfican get the answer to that prob; let's go round and have the Dane do it! " 
So out they would chase, only to find their savior with a full 
class already. Thus weekly and monthly trees have lost 
nourishment due to the Dane's common sense — for that's 
his formula for a 4.0. In addition, while visiting, the 

rounders enjoyed con gusto the oil supply exacted with - jr ^ 

each answer. 

Billy has always been ready to help a friend, and he is 
well liked by all. Even the girls — well, our subject will 
bear close watching from now on in respect to the feminine 

Waes hael, the Dane! 



©tto Mimit} 

Kerrville, Texas 

'Otto" "Dynamite' 


ETme tell you about Otto, the tall, blonde lad from Texas. When Otto first came to the Academy 
he used to try all the rings in the walls and all the queer-looking projections he found to see 
how they worked. Never was there a slip of the fair sex quite so curious. At last, however, 
the ease-loving habits acquired by living the life of "the pampered pets" discouraged the 
activities of our modern Mrs. Lot, and so were many new wonders left unexplored. 
Otto has a natural-born fear of the gold-brick game. Ask him to do you a turn and he is sure to 
tell you he isn't an E. Z. Mark even if he looks like one, but let him know you want that friend in need 
and he is with you to the finish. "Aught-to" has always been a Red Mike, but since first class leave 
indications point to his conversion to the ranks of the lovers. As yet it is only in the shape of one 
letter a week — but you never can tell. 

One thing more — Otto has the strength of his con- 
victions: when he believes, he believes hard, and all the 
king's horses and all the king's men couldn't make him 
change his opinion if he thought he was right. 


William ^om\) Mmmliv 

Atlanta, Georgia 
"Jo" "Jim" "Beanie" 

'A bettre felowc sholde men noght fynde." 


Baseball Numerals; Soccer Numerals. 

VERYONE who knows Jo well agrees with Chaucer, but his high sense of duty and his habit of 
hiding his better qualities under a mask of "hardness" lead others, especially underclassmen, 
to adopt a different view. 

Jo was an old, experienced man of the world, compared to most of us, when he landed 
at the U. S. N. A. He was fresh from the University of Georgia, with some settled convictions 
as to quite a few things, and his residence among us has not altered him or them in the least. 

Plebe year he early gained the notice of the old hard set in the Second Company and he has 
earnestly striven to hand down the ancient tradition. He has long been the terror of "ratey" plelaes. 

He fusses occasionally but never bestows his affections long on one object. The Rocking- 
Chair Brigade has him down as "fickle." He would rather play soccer than dance, although he does 
indulge in the latter pastime once in a while. For a few 
months this year he kept in training by frequent trips to 
Murray Hill, but he maintains he is not a marrying man 
and has bets up to prove it. 

The extra swimming squad has been his Nemesis 
these four years. His aversion for water is so great that he 
has been known to sigh for the old law office in Atlanta on 
swimming drill days. 

One of his favorite pursuits on leave is chicken — 
he goes out into the yard, catches one and has it fried im- 
mediately. His appearance supports his assertions as to 
the quality of Georgia "eats." 

He was among the victims of a raid on Smoke Hall 
and spent two weeks on the Reina meditating on the evils 
of card playing. 

His happy talent for making friends will carry him 
everywhere and we all predict a successful career for him 
in the Service or elsewhere. 


©bjen Cugene 0'Mtill 

r V / New London. Connecticut 

"Genie ' "Oatmeal" ' 0\ 

/ / 


I ' 

EY, Genie! how's the Whirlwind?' "Well, the last 1 heard of him, he was still in his cups." 

This specimen from the Nutmeg State started his career at Yale, but the water, for 
which he has the greatest respect, called him; and here's hoping it will be the salt water, and 
not the Natatormm, that does the calling this June. Genie's chief joy in life is repartee; in 
fact he often rivals the famous Daniel himself in the art. This asset certainly stands him in 
good stead when dealing with Cockey's superior line of arguments, which often call for "something 
practical ' in the line of a surprise party. Plebe year Owen had a great time, with his nonchalant air; 
however, the last Plebe night he showed head-work in sleeping peacefully in the room of one of his 
first class antagonists, while the rest of us "enjoyed " our showers as we had never done before. Genie 
is not strong for the drag, participating but once up to date, but at a stag party he is a crackerjack. 

After a Fourth of July liberty in Maine: "Who said 
Prohibition was a Maine State?" Most of us remember his 
dramatic entrance to the class supper with a howling white 
cat in his arms. But above all. Genie believes in the 
Conservation of Energy, and, outside of a little Sunday 
baseball on the old Fourth Company team, has seldom 
violated this precept. ^^^^^^^ -m ^ 

Genie, we want to be among your messmates, for ^^^^^^^^Bk ^'^^f^'^ 

having you as a friend means having one who is a friend ^ ^^B^^^^^^m *" 

in more than name. ^/' V^^^^^^HK^ ' M^ 

"Who goes down in the bunkers to-night^" 




Cfjarleg jFrancis; ©gborn 

St. Joseph, Missouri 
"Carlos" "Charlie" "Ozzy" "Gloom" 

'0/ never say that I was false of heart. 

Soccer Numerals; Mutineer (3). 

HEM!" No, this is not a pubhc speaker preparing to take the floor, but only our Carlos be- 
ginning a recitation. This preliminary remark is a source of everlasting joy to his section, 
who greet him as soon as he gets on his feet with a perfect volley of coughs. Although such 
a reception does not tend to put a man at his ease, Carlos always manages to pull down a 
good mark, for he is conscientious in everything he does, be it soccer practice or only boning. 
His never-failing good-humor and jolly laugh make him a companion that is hard to beat. To look at 
Charlie you would never suspect him of doing anything undignified, but his friends know better. 
Back in Youngster Year he was one of the Sixth Company Convicts who for a while thought they were 
going to be strung up at the yard-arm for "mutiny," but luckily the authorities saw the humorous side 
of the affair and got even by perpetrating a little joke of their own. 

The girl does not live who can gaze long into 
Charlie's blue eyes and resist their charms. And oh! those 
square shoulders! For three years he remained heart- 
whole (if not fancy-free), but First Class Leave the In- 
evitable happened. He declares that it is only a platonic 
friendship, but four pictures of the same girl look mighty 

Well, Charlie, our cruise on the good ship Bancroft 
Hall is over. It hasn't been all fair winds, but friendships 
with such men as you have helped us to weather the gales. 
May you never lose your sunny disposition! 
"S nice life. " 


J^arbep Cbluarb 0\}trt^t\} 

-j'^-^- Lafayette, Indiana 
"Swede" "Harve" 

'// Well-respected honor bid me on, 
I hold as little counsel with weak fear 
As you, my lord, or any Scot that this day 
dies." .- . 


Football Team (4); Football N* (3); 
Football N (2. 1); Captain Football (I); 
Crew N Cross Oar (3); Crew N (2); Crew 
Numerals; Basketball N (2, 1); Basketball 
Numerals; Secretary Midshipmen's Ath- 
letic Association; Class Ring Committee. 

r.- -/^"■■ 

LMOST does it seem superfluous to write up a man who has a record of things accomplished 
such as has Swede. If a combination of athletic ability of the highest degree, jolly camaraderie 
and A-1 fussing spell any measure of success in our life here, Swede has been distinctly success- 
ful. His athletic record speaks for itself; a man of powerful physique and inborn control 
of his strength, he has been a consistent performer as a matter of course. It is worthy of 
note that he is one of a very small number of Naval Academy graduates holding letters in three major 

At the hops "that determined-looking Mr. Overesch " never has to go begging for dances. In 
passing we may note that Swede has the most uncompromising jaw of our acquaintance; it makes 
an ordinary lower maxillary look like an interesting little toy. 

A collection of various N's and a name for being a 
soche are fine things in their way, but Swede is a man whose ■-— 

personality places his accomplishments in the background. T -a3 

Strength is the primary trait of his character, softened by a 
generous heart and a rare discernment such as is seldom 
found in big men of breezy good-fellowship. 

Too many hours on gridiron, floor and river have 
kept Swede some distance from starring, but between 
seasons he manages to catch up nicely. And you should 
hear him speak the foreign languages: just like a native! 

To interpose a little criticism, Swede is as poor a 
sailor as Vickery or Bascom Smith, he talks too much 
about Eastport, Maine, and his sense of humor is hopeless. 

"If somebody hit wise old Solomon in the eye, 
where would Solomon's Island? " 


luhert Csterlp Pabbotfe 

Charlevoix, Michigan 

Snookums" "Croupe" 

Football Numerals; Lacrosse Numerals 


)eammg countenance 

O Hubert Esterly Paddock, commonly known as "Snooks," and hailing from the "Best 
City Anywhere," in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, Greetings. 

Snooks early gained prominence by his rising sun act, where his be 
made an exact representation of old Sol — the sunny Sol, we mean. 
'^^^^'' As an athlete, Snooks has held down his end on the class football team in fine style for 

three years, although it did cut in on his Saginaw letter-writing competition considerably. Snooks 
has one great failing: "he loves them all." If you don't believe it, take a look at his locker door, or, 
better still, watch the arrival of photomailers, as some might not qualify for the locker door. That's it: 
you watch while we partake of the fudge offerings. 

Second Class cruise Snookums and Genie used to make great liberties together. The Glorious 
Fourth at Eastport will long be remembered by them as 
well as by the rest of the "North D. " complement. How- 
ever, these were but followers of the great blowout which 

came off after the Army game, Youngster Year. "Where / 

did you go after the game. Snooks?" "1 was mingling 

with the 'Fireflies' and — " "You needn't go any further; i^ft \h 

we have you." 

First Class cruise this man of the world, in the role of 

little Casino in true Monte Carlo style ' ' ^■■^■^W^^^^'V 

Good luck to you, Snooks! 

a croupe, ran a 

until the party was ragged. 

and may your beam be as expansive in later years 

all your troubles are little ones." 

"Messieurs, faites vos joues Rien de 

Le zero, toute pour la maison." 



•••~V ^v-^V 

-:/^ I 

3^obert JflootJj' ^arfeinsion 

r^/'~^\'C'^^~, ' Boise, Idaho 

"Parkie" "Park-eye" 

"/ dare do all that may become a man; 
Who dares do more is none." J I 



President Y. M. C. A.; Cheer Leader; 
Class Ring Committee; Farewell Ball 
Committee; RNT; Reina (Ij. 


UR cheer leader and one of the biggest men in the class! West Point's praise of the midship- 
men's cheering at the big game goes more to him than to any ten other men in the Regiment. 
As the "Swede " led the fight on the gridiron, so did Parkie lead the fight in the stands, and 
his exhibition of pep and pluck throughout the entire season was the best ever seen down 
here. There was never a mass-meeting called by Parkie but what the people turned out in 

full force, and when he got them together in old Smoke Hall they did their night's work right or they 

didn't turn in with a clear conscience. 

He has done earnest service as President of the Y. M. C. A., and is himself a notable example of a 

good man who at the same time is a good fellow. Into the Sunday night meetings Park injected more 

spontaneous enthusiasm than we've seen since "Mammy " had charge. 

He has always been running foul of the various de- 
partments, and has never had any desire anyway to shine " — 

as a savoir, but when it comes to common sense or to the 

recently introduced "savoir-faire, " Moody is the boy who 

can give them all pointers. Personally he has not given ^ 

athletics much thought, centering his interest in rifle, where 

he annexed his RNT with small difficulty. 

To sum it up, Parkinson is on the job day and 

night, with an intense concentration on the work at hand 

that ignores extraneous affairs. What did a 2.0 in Ordnance 

and a 2.4 in Turbines signify when he had to whip the 

Regiment into cheering form? If he decides to make the 

Navy his life-work. Uncle Sam will gain a mighty good 






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iHelbiKe Coc()ran ^artello 

Plattsburg, New York 


Fencing Team (2); Choir (4, 3, 2, I); 
Glee Club; Masqueraders (4). 

EL'S an Army lad — cut his eye-teeth on a bugle and spent his early youth pacifying Filipinos; 
wherefore he is a man clear through, straightforward, earnest and well balanced. He is a 
savoir with a practical turn of mind that has often stood him in good stead on shipboard, 
and a knack of being always on the job. Spig has more than his share of common sense 
combined with not a little exact information on many subjects. His ideas are rarely at 

fault and his opinions can be counted as valuable on any subject from music to turbine blading. 

Spig's a mixer, a good guitar-twanger and one of our song-birds, all of which make him welcome 

on any party. Raven-haired, with soft black eyes — what girl could resist him when he starts making 

love? About a bale of scented notes came to him during the course, and a thousand and one 

invitations to punch meal-tickets, for he blarneys the chaperones as well as the girls and is popular 

with both. 

Never flustered, always enthusiastic and ready to 

play the Game. Never downhearted when in difficulties, 

but smiles just as attractively and is as good a comrade as 

ever. A man of high ambitions and higher ideals, he 

dreams dreams and then lives them by hard work and some 

self-sacrifice. Three years of hard work has developed 

him into one of the best fencers in the Academy, a Mas- 

querader of note, and a stand-by in the Choir. And more 

than that — into one of the best-liked fellows in the class. 


MtWitt ^ecb 

■ Clayton, New York i 
"Pop" "Rat" "Dew" : 


"As he thinks in his heart, so is he." / 

—Proverbs. / ; 

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Log Staff (2. I); Business Manager (I). 


P-^RRR! Here is an Eskimo for sure. He fairly revels in Arctic weather. He insists that it 
makes one feel good to get up in a room every morning with a temperature of about ( )460° F. 
When he took his swimming test, First Class year, he certainly lived up to his name. 
Took a stroke, cocked his head over his shoulder, puffed, squeaked, and then the same thing 
over again for seven laps. He devised a new uniform in the Hotel Astor one night after a 
fencing tournament in New York. 

He made his Second Class cruise on the U. S. S. Delaware. One day, while prowling around the 
double bottoms, the Senior engineer officer bumped into him and said "Are you lost, my little man?" 
He coyly replied, "No, thir; I are not lost." On this same cruise he won quite an enviable reputation for 
himself in Brooklyn's fair society and was always thereafter referred to as "that polite little midship- 
man from the Delaware." 

He has the happy faculty of furnishing amusement 
for his section occasionally, when he tries to tell the prof, 
about vertical iron sticking up in the Northwest Hemis- 
phere. He has ever shown special fondness for his pipe 
and a good book. He has his ideas about most things, he 
lives strictly up to them and in most cases they are mighty 
good ones. Above all things else, he sticks to whatever 
he starts to do. It is this trait above all others that will 
make him a mighty good man in the Navy. 

"Goodness gracious! another day gone ? ' 




East Orange, New Jersey 
"Horse" "Pennooks" "Pennoozer" 

"A horse! a horse I My kingdom for a 

'^ —Shakespeare. 

Track Team (4); RNT (2); Manager 
Rifle Team (I); Sharpshooter; Expert 
Rifleman; Expert Pistol Shot. 


OME men are good at theory; others have their brains in their hands. When you find one 
who is efficient in both practice and theory you have what is known as a practical savoir. 
Such a man is Pennoyer. You could land the "Horse" as naked as a jay-bird on an un- 
inhabited volcanic island, and a couple of years later return to find him enjoying all the com- 
forts of civilization. He would have hitched up the volcano for heat, light and power, begun 
his own system of scientific farming, built a motor-car for pleasure-spins on the beach, and written in 
his spare minutes a book or two on higher mathematics. Yes, Horse knows how to apply his brain- 
power. All that kept him from starring was that he studied to understand rather than for high marks 
and spent more time helping others than in working for his own advancement. He doesn't know what 
it is to be selfish. Literally everything he has, from his time to his last penny, belongs to his friends 
first and to himself afterwards. 

"Pennooks" is one of the crack shots of the Service 
with either revolver or rifle, but it is not at the range that he 
has accomplished his greatest triumphs. Give him a pen and 
a stack of note-paper and he defies all for the long-winded 
letter championship of the world. From the number of 
sweetly "fou-foued" notes he receives, his letters must be 
worth double the energy spent. 

If you wish a worker to do a job which requires both 
brains and horse-sense; if you need an officer who can 
handle a gun with the best and keep his head when in a 
tight place; if you want a loyal comrade who has never 
gone back on a friend, the man for whom you are hunt- 
ing, gentlemen, is Pennoyer. 


Penjamin Jf ranlUin ^crrp ^ J 

Jefferson, Ohio 

<..^ ,. 

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"Ben" "Joe" "Gu 


Football N* (3): Football N (2, I); // 
Track N (3, 2); Track Record, Discus / 
Throw (3. 2). 

ELLO, Joe!" — "Hi, Nat!" There they are again, that inseparable pair — Perry & Pigman 
Bros., Wholesale Fun Makers. When Ben gives his "morning after" expression supplemented 
by appropriate remarks from Piggie, it's like one of John Bunny's smiles — "it jes' make yuh 
laugh. " 

Probably most people know Ben by his athletic record. He's been about as consistent 
a football player as we have. And perhaps the reader has seen in " The Jefferson Daily Quack" such 
well-deserved lines as these: "Brilliant play characterized Perry, the Navy center. " Youngster year 
he heard the discus throw was to be introduced at the track meets, so, going out for a little daily 
exercise, he broke the Academy record. Wrestling and lacrosse also have seen this big, brawny Ohioan. 
No doubt his greatest achievement has been the maintenance of a grease with the Steam Dept. 
Sans effort on his part and having had it forced on him, he 
has been the pride of the Engineers(?), always obtaining 
High Pressure. 

For some while he was seriously handicapped by an 
intense love affair. He would s'.t and muse and then some. 

But now it's all over, and though unofficially he / 

stated he would jamais recover, he seems to be pretty 
cheery notwithstanding; so we feel somehow that he'll 
not forsake the Line for the Marine Corps, as some others 
are doing. 

Member of the "Jinkins " Salvo Troupe. 
"Now, memorize this " 


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^m. ip^rC 

2Cf)omasJ (green ^epton 

Charlestown, West Virginia 

'Tom" "Peyt' 


Lacrosse Numerals; Soccer Numerals; 
Mate of the Deck (14 days). 

ERE we have a clear case of the genus "Red Mike, " far-famed in the class for having dragged 
but once. His only appearances at hops nowadays are to go with Ike to get something to eat. 
Tom is one of the bunch that made the navy yard cruise on the "Delaware," when he slept all 
day, appearing only at mess gear, then turning in again in the dynamo room. But last cruise 
he sure made up for that lack of work. When not incapacitated by a tendency to look at the 
ocean while gripping the lee rail, he did some fine stuff. Ask any of the mokes how hard they had to 
work durmg the weeks Mr. Peyton was mate-of-the-deck, including the week the rest of us spent in 
Paris. "Ya-as, suh, Mr. Peyton, here am dem two extry pieces of pie for de mate-of-de-deck." If 
you want a good rough-house, come around to Tom's room; if you want to be driven mad by contin- 
uous argument, bring the Gloom around; but if you want to know a good way to express your opinion 
of some study, start Tom on the subject of the Dago 
Department. If Dago were eliminated, he would have a 
fine, easy existence. However, one recitation a week with 
frequent duty tours eliminates most of his troubles this 

To get ahead of the Gloom, he has overcome a 
naturally indolent disposition and secured a name for him- 
self on some of our class teams. A happy smile, a lazy 
drawl and a 40 per cent, mind — a most interesting man. 

"Say, Ginger, do you-all reckon I'm going to the 
next hop, hey? " 



iSatfjaniel Moott ^igman 

f>\\s''. '^l Concordia, Kansas 

,.^ , "Nat" "Piggy" 

'Ox,; [ 

hit. ^.. 

Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Choir Leader (I); 
Glee Club; Masqueraders (4, 2). 

ill! Hi!! 


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EHOLD! Caruso cometh: our silver-toned tenor out of the West, hailing from Kansas, and in 
daring a close rival of Jesse James. His sweet voice hath charms to soothe the savage 
"Dago" prof, and Nat has soothed that department into giving him a very nearly perfect 
score for the course. 

Pigman has always stood for everything straightforward and square in every phase 
of Academic life. He has not particularly craved a high mark and perhaps did not put forth his most 
ardent effort to get one, but he has proved to be an artist in other lines. As an actor he has few peers and 
his powers of imitation have amused the old Fifth a thousand times. His work as leader of the Choir 
and in the Glee Club has been uniformly good. His very few sallies into society have been crowned 
with glowing success, as his bubbling wit is irrepressible and irresistible. And he has been an especial 
favorite with the rest of us because he is a man you can call 
"friend" and have that word signify something. . ■ . 

One of the best things that Piggy does is night- 
firing with a three-inch gun. He had the men who were 
towing the target scared half to death, and that is what 
counts in a battle. Night target practice was the only 
thing that could induce him to leave the downy covers of 
his cot on the "Illy," and this was due in part to the 
fascination of the night-tracers on the projectile. 

It has been a pleasure to spend four years near 
Pigman and the pleasure will continue for those who go 
with him to the Fleet. 



tnfreb Jlenr? ^sa ^tfec^fr. 

Reno, Nevada 

"Hungry Horse" "Reno" 

Log Staff (2, 1). 

HOOPEE! Wow! Bang! Behold the second Reno Twin! When they step off the gang- 
way of the train on September fifth, the Reno season begins. When they leave it about 
the twentieth, the city dons sackcloth and ashes and many a dashing divorcee mops her 
eyes pathetically. From Reno to Crabtown, according to the Twins, the Pike-Lusk train 
is like a Roosevelt special during a Presidential campaign. Nearly every city has been 

favored with an adventure by the versatile two, and the reason they joined the Navy was that they 

might tour the earth and find new worlds to conquer. Some day we hope that Pike will furnish us with 

a poem telling of his travels and adventures. Not the least interesting of these would be those in 

which he has been taken for Lusk; and if some O. C.'s should read the account of the d's that Pike has 

saved Lusk by reason of the similarity of the Twins, sackcloth and ashes would be worn in other places 

than Reno. Imagine a man who will take his room-mate's 

paps and spend his Saturdays in our palatial yard because 

he happens to look like him! That shows what kind of 

man f^ungry Horse is. To hear him talk, you would think 

him a criminal steeped in all the vices of all the ages of his 

native city from the time the first immigrant swore at his 

balky horse till the last divorcee writes her latest acquisition 

in matrimony to come and take her away; but we who 

know him are sure that his talk is harmless and that the 

real Pike is the one who is his room-mate's best friend. 


Wavntv ^f)ilip ^ort^ 

Cs\\/ ■ Newcomerstown, Ohio ^ ', 

"Dutch" "Friction" "Sol" "Cotton-tail" 

Lacrosse Numerals. 








HIS smiling sprig of sauerkraut has as many names as Methuselah had years, and his history 
would make Napoleon himself sit up and take notice. 

His self-introduction to the first upperclassman he ever encountered as a Plebe is 
notable for its friendliness: "My name's Portz; what's yours? " The Navy has never had 
quite the same glamour and lure for Mike since that little overture. Youngster Year the 
ever-alert Teuton distinguished himself in seamanship. One day he was cruising placidly around the 
shores of Eastport in Catboat No. 13. After taking a few sextant angles and cross-bearings he decided 
that the boat had ceased to make way through the water. He also discovered that the centerboard 
had taken a very unseemly altitude. After due deliberation with his crew, composed of Friction and 
Cotton-tail, Captain Portz thrust an oar overboard and muttered the startled exclamation, 'By the 
deep, one!" 

Ah! but the height of his fame was not reached until 
Second Class year, when we learned through the columns 
of the "Newcomerstown Bugle " that "Lieutenant W. P. 
Portz, U. S. N., formerly of this city, is about to be ordered 
to command, and will soon leave for Mexico." 

Friction is a man who knows when he is in the 
right and is not afraid to say so. He is conscientious in 
his work and well deserves the high class standing he has 
gained because he has rated every bit of it. He has not the 
advantage possessed by some like McCormick or Art 
Davis, that of looking about seven-tenths savvier than a 
4.0, he can't throw a bluff at all, but he can come across 
with the dope on the subject. 


jHelbille William ^otDers 

Rochester, New York 






HAT ho! Nihil but a friend to a friend and a friend to all — Rachel. A book for the ex- 
clusive use of explaining this man's actions would be ideal, but space requires that but 
a word or two suffice. For those who do not know our hero let me say that he is a congenial, 
self-sacrificing, kindhearted and witty soul, with a natural tendency toward the much- 
beloved vocation called "hard work. " Rachel landed in our midst from the "outside, 

looking in" to the "inside, looking out" in the latter part of the summer season. Whether he grafted 

out of Plebe summer or not is a question yet to be decided; but, then, one can hardly blame another for 

evading the consequences of the blistering sun and the toil of our summer initiation. His ability at 

convincing the Dago profs, that his greatest grandfather was a Spaniard was lacking the first few weeks, 

but persistency gained the point for him, so that Youngster year he became a recognized member of the 

Third Company Youngsters, a Chapter of great renown in 

the "Forty Per Cent." 

Rachel became famous in Washington circles by 

requesting three days less September leave than regularly 

given prior to his Second Class Cruise, and again m the 

moving picture world by acceptmg the part of an Admiral 

in a reproduction of a naval battle on board the U. S. S. -A 

Delaware while said ship was recuperating in the Brooklyn 

Navy Yard. But Rachel's ability at memorizing text-books 

is one not often encountered in academies. Fact is, the 

reproduction of text-book dope by him is more or less a 

second nature, and it has been with extreme ease that 

Rachel has burned chalk for numerous boardsful without 

straying afar from the exact wording of the pages of the 

text. Nevertheless he is not below the medium in handing 

the line so often encountered in the Naval Academy. Ask 

him the latest, and the latest is rendered. 

But to end this word or two, let me add that nothing 

but good can be said of the invulnerable Rach, and to Rach 

himself, "Let us bid thee Godspeed! " 


Eenball ^regton 

r\ ;, "' Washington, D. C. 

'"Pret" "Squirrel" 

'All my friends, a head of wine. 
Pleasure, and the world is mine. 

Football Numerals; Reina (2). 


INCE the day he joined us in late plebe summer, Pret has been a regular guy. He is a fusser 
and a dancer of no mean ability. He knows all the Washington belles, and so fills his card with 
discriminating taste. 

Second Class year he became a member of the old First Company "Lodge" and figured 
prominently in several of their escapades. Pret was one of the members of that organization 
present when the lodge room was visited by the O. C. one bright morning after breakfast. Said mem- 
bers were rudely interrupted while enjoying their morning smoke; hence Reina service. 

His athletic activities have been directed toward class sports, where he overcame his native 
indolence long enough to acquire football numerals. He is fortunate in being fairly savvy. His 
studies have never taken very much of his time, but he has stood disgracefully high for a member of 
the "Wooden First." Pret roomed with Berry Dobyns for 
three years, which may explain why he didn't star, because 
Berry prided himself on his unremitting efforts to do away 
with useless exertion, beginning with himself and extending 
his propaganda to such of the First Company as were not 
already fatally hookwormed. 

It is a shame that few of us have had an oppor- 
tunity to see Pret really in his element, which happens but 
once a year, on September leave. He considers the month 
a dead loss unless dinner parties and hops fill every minute. 
When he hits this graveyard, misnamed "city," of Annap- 
olis, however, he is always the same old Pret, never rhino 
and always ready for a lively time. 


SUen (Seorge ©upnn 

Frederick, Maryland 

"Maryland, my Maryland." 


a r^ ERE he comes, softly humming a tune about three-quarters of a note out of phase and rubbing 
H k ^ his face to find out how long it has been since Christmas by the length of the soft beard to be 
found there. 

Allen hails from that state which gets more slams than all the others combined and 
"^^=^^' tries to be loyal to her, as all good sons should be, although he frequently reminds us that he 
was born in Pittsburgh. His athletic accomplishments have not as yet been noted by Walter Camp, 
but when he is in form he can show up most of us on the tennis court. A fusser of some note in spite 
of Math and Steam, and although he doesn't get his pink letter each and every day, he does get it often 
enough to keep a smile on his face. Drags to nearly every hop, but he has had much the same trouble 
with his queens as with his studies, i. e., to keep his average above 2.5. With reference to queens, 
however, he claims to have one in reserve who will bring 
him "sat" no matter how low his mark may be. 

With his smooth face and slender form, we can't help 
loving Allen, but especially did he fall into the favor of the 
gang when he declared that he bathed every Saturday 
night, whether he needed it or not. You can't help ad- 
miring a systematic man. It would be hard to find a more 
congenial or generous friend in the class — he'll help you any 
time and every time, even to catching a smoke with you, and 
nicotine doesn't appeal to him in the least. 

To get a good idea of Quynn, think of a true-blue 
gentleman; that describes him exactly. 


3oi)n ^titeg Eap 

Brooklyn, New York ' ""') *' 

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"Chirp" "Stites" "Little Ray" J-' 

'Weeping. Wailing and gnashing of teeth." 

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EFORE you is the beaming countenance of "Chiclet Chirp, the Noisy Gum Chewer. " who has 

[8 \ acquired his title because of the fact that he is never seen without his favorite variety of gum, 

SJsl whether he be using it to sharpen his wits for recitation in the section room or as a social edge 

while fussing his best beloved. From a look at the weekly trees it would seem that Chirp 

needed this form of mind stimulant, as his name seldom fails to adorn one or more of the 

forest giants; but to those who know him it is more than apparent that his seeming "unsavviness" is 

merely from lack of study. He bones only when he feels like it. which is seldom, and it is only natural 

that his bluff is called by the instructors at regular intervals. 

During Youngster year his fussing streaks were few and far between, but after two years' 

rooming with Handsome Harry, the Society Leader, he has left his retirement and may be seen at all 

the hops, his mastications and feet both keeping perfect 

time with the music. The pap sheet has been an intimate 

acquaintance of his ever since his entrance; not that our -_.^ _;:^. 

Chirp is a naughty little man. but because he has had one 

of the toughest runs of hard luck in the history of the 

Academy. Like Maggie and The Gnu, he never gets away 

with anything. If he could have counteracted this ill 

fortune by making friends with those higher up as easily 

as he has made lasting friends of his classmates, his record 

would be a model one for any midshipman. 


♦ ■% 

Fayetteville, Arkansas 

"P.M." "A.M." "Murphy" "Mac" "Pierce" 
"Mose" "Bird" 

"There was an old man from our town and he 

was wondrous wise. 
He jumped into a bramble bush and 

scratched out both his eyes; 
And when he saw his eyes were out, with 

all his might and main 
He jumped into another bush and 

scratched them in again.' 

Crew Numerals; Class Ring Committee; 
Junior Varsity Crew (3, 2); Crew Manager 
(I); Usher (I); Class German Committee. 

HEA. — (Bot.) The ramie, or grasshopper cloth plant, n. (L., a proper name.) (Zool.) Any 
one of three species of large South American ostrich-like birds, " resembling the "Fililulu" 
bird or the "Dodo" bird: — so says the Century. Ask "Hook" or "Billy" for further infor- 
mation on these rare and curious winged animals. 

"Rhea. — He who is large in stature, brain and heart. He who holds our respect, love 
and admiration, and who we are sure will always merit it:" — so says the Class of 1915. 

P. M. is as steady and as sure-footed as a mule, even though he is frequently troubled with a bad 
knee. And talking about knees, P. McClellan Rhea would have made a name for himself in several of 
our small sports, as football, crew or chess, had it not been for that knee. Football or puss-in-the-cor- 
ner did it while he was still in prep, school. As I was saying, Rhea is steady, which means that he can 
always be relied upon — his judgment is sound and good. 

Laying some little stress on his social side, we can 
say that Murphy is good-looking, — too damn good-looking 
for peace. And he can talk m a nice, low-pitched voice and 
say such nice things that he is sure to win. He may have 
someone at home, but due to his silence on such matters he 
leaves us in ignorance. Mac can balance a tea-cup with 
the most remarkable skill and at the same time entertain 
a roomful of ladies, young and old. 

Powell can tell a story. He has been around a little 
and brushed up against life, even though he is still so young. 
He reads and hence is able to talk sensibly on a variety of 
subjects usually foreign to the average midshipman. His 
greatest achievement, of course, has been the "Taming of 


Jf rebericfe (Sor e Eictarbs; 

,<,"'■■ Newcastle, Maine 

"Freddie me dear" "Annette" ' 

Swimming Team (3, 2); SNT (2). 

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SEA-GOING salt from the rockbound coast of Maine is Fred. He can swim the back stroke 
so fast that the holder of third place in the All-American went down to defeat before him. 
He seems to have a mania for breaking records; three times in one winter did he smash his 
own, and now he holds two one for the sixty-yard and the other for the forty-yard, back 
stroke. "Richards is one of the fastest men in the country." Add to this stiing of aquatic 

accomplishments first place in the sailing races, which he won for Captain Marron and the glory of the 
Fighting Fourth," and you see that Freddie is thoroughly a man of the sea. 

Freddie likes to think that he is a Red Mike and that he belongs to the ancient order of mis- 
ogynists; but we hear a good deal about his going to dansants without any visible signs of martyrdom, 

and they all say that "Mr. Richards is a dream to dance with." 
He keeps well posted on the Service and other 

kindred, worth-while topics, and can tell you lots of things — - _ 

that you didn't know before. He's the kind of man you'd 

like to have for a shipmate — generous, conscientious and 

bound to make good. 

He has a form like Annette Kellerman and walks 

like an ex-Bishop of Rhode Island. It has taken Freddie 

five years to navigate these dangerous waters, but we've 

never heard any wail of complaint over the troubles that 

have kept him sailing close to the wind to keep in the 

navigable semicircle 


Clifforb (Seer J^icfjarbgon 

Waterbury, Connecticut 
"Rich" "Dick" 

Crew Squad (4, 3, 2). 

HE real fun, though, was to see the wall-flowers. The poor Counts and Princes didn't stand a 
show. They lined the walls and perforce had to stand by and watch young America tripping 
the light fantastic with their ladies. How they felt about it I don't know, but I can imagine." 
(From interview with Midshipman Richardson, who "was still gamboling in the valleys 
of sleep and was rather surprised at the enterprise of Waterbury newspapers going after 
people before they had time to get up.") And you can bet that Dick was one of the boys tripping the 
light fantastic, for our friend is a fusser; good-looking, and with just a touch of New England in his 
accent, he never fails to impress. He never misses a hop, because hops make life endurable. Dick is 
inclined to be rather lazy, and while he has been on the crew squad all the time, hop Saturdays have 
sadly interfered with his training. 

Rich is never rhino, or at least not outwardly so, 
but sometimes he lets his studies worry him unnecessarily. 
He believes in the reg book and he seldom decorates the pap 
sheet. As he is a big man, his walk, which resembles a 
sewing machine in action, is peculiarly striking. 

No one in the class awaits leave more anxiously or 
enjoys it more thoroughly than does Dick. He likes 
domesticity, and although he admits that the Navy is all 
right from some points of view, he believes that there are 
particulars in which it could be vastly improved. 

Ask him about the hop at Naples if you want to hear 
real eloquence. 






iWorton loomis; Eing 

Quincy, Massachusetts jji j ^ 

"Prof" "Blanche" "Morton" ^v/ 

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Jill -... Wiv--"^ 

Lacrosse Numerals; Football Numerals; 

Usher. -J' 

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HE Gentleman from Massachusetts, Prof, is a relic of the old Navy and one of our most valued 
inheritances from 1914. He joined us very late in Plebe summer and it was well on into 
the academic year before he became fully acquainted with his new classmates. He very soon 
proved to the satisfaction of all that he had ceased to be a member of 14 and was one of us, 
heart and soul. Then, after he was ragged on the "Massy" for "No socks at quarters," 

the Sixth Company Crums made him a thirty-third degree member, placing him on equal stand- 
ing with Culbert and Vickery. In that noted organization for the reduction of the high cost of living, 

Prof was exactly in his element. He was behind all of the uplift work from the mutiny to the two a. m. 

dinner a la ciudad. 

In the world of athletics Prof has captured lacrosse numerals and football numerals; probably 

he would have an LNT had it not been for his ten weeks in 

the hospital Second Class year, when he and Johnny L- - - r 

Vaiden were making bets as to which could stay the longer 

and not bilge. It rather hit Prof's class standing, but with 

the able coaching of Heinie Grimm he eased through the 

anns without very close sailing. 

Prof is non-greasy, a strong man with superabundant 

enthusiasm, and a rare good man to make a liberty with. 

Between ports he doesn't enjoy cruises — too far from the 

engine room to the lee rail — but when the mudhook drops. 

Ring is ready for the first liberty party, nicely togged out 

in spotless raiment and wearing an ear-to-ear smile. 





(Bl\\)tv Jlenbersion 3^itcf)ie 

Salt Lake City, Utah 


Weak Squad (4. 3.2, 1). 


ALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Mormons — Absolute Monarchy of the Church — Lots of wives. 
So runs the sequence of thoughts. Well, Chicken hails from Salt Lake City, but the sequence 
ends right there, because he's an Episcopalian, doesn't believe in Absolute Monarchy, and 
couldn't be a midshipman if he had one little wife even as far away as Utah. It's hard to 
disappoint you so rudely, but the facts remain and cannot be denied. It's difficult to find out 

much about Chicken because he insists on keeping things to himself. He moves as noiselessly as a 

chicken going to roost; he studies and recites in the same way. Don't get the idea that, because he is 

quiet, he doesn't know anything worth talking about, because you wouldn't be any nearer to the truth 

than was Jew Meyers when he said that the Athletics would win the World's Championship with four 

games straight. If you want an explanation of some obscure point, run around and ask Chicken about it. 

If you don't believe what Chicken says, ask an instructor. 

If he is savvy he'll tell you the same thing, otherwise he'll 

intimate that it is unimportant but he'll look it up and tell 

you next time, hoping that you will forget all about it 

before the crucial moment arrives. 

Chicken figures that anything worth doing at all 

ought to be done right, so he doesn't stop at half-way points. 

For instance, he thought the last summer cruise a good 

opportunity to learn about Europe, so he bought a Baedeker, 

used it, and probably found out more about the other side 

than any other midshipman. That's the reason he stands 

high in the class now — the reason why he's going to do 

something worth while for the Navy before he leaves it. 




Wellsville, New York 

"Socrates" "Rock" 



"He hath eaten me out of house and home." 



Lacrosse Numerals; Lacrosse Squad (3, 
2); Basketball Numerals. 

HALTING step, a sea-going roll, and here comes Soc. When he enters you'd better stand by to 
repel boarders, for nothing is safe when Socrates starts rough-housing. 

This elusive specimen of humanity came to us from "near Buffalo " to seek a career in 
Uncle Sam's Navee. He was an unobtrusive plebe, even though he was a frequent visitor in 
certain youngsters' rooms. He never impressed us as being a savvy man until he headed the 
class in Turbines while seventy-five per cent, of us were bilging. We all began saying "sir" to him then 
and inviting him around to have candy and incidentally to explain the difference between entropy 
and throttling. We rather suspect, even now, however, that his standing was partly due to his im- 
personation of a universal joint. 

Second Class year Soc almost hooked on to an LNT, but with about fourteen letter-men on the 
squad, the combination was a little too strong to break in. 
He rates getting a letter, for he has devoted almost all of his 
efforts to heaving the lacrosse ball around from October to 
June Week. 

Rock started out as a 100 per cent, pure Red Mike, 
but the persistent rumors of someone back in Wellsville 
were too frequent for us to believe him. Finally, he couldn't 
resist giving the ladies a treat once in a while, so he often 
deserts Bud for prey more alluring. 

Hobart has his peculiarities in the way of personal :^».~- ■ ■ 

characteristics, but once you know him you are sure to nrfflHBr^ V ■' Jw 

like him. *' 


^tepijen #eiger 3^octoeU 

Cleveland, Ohio 


Football Numerals; Baseball Numerals 

ERE, ladies and gentlemen, is Stephen Geiger Rockwell. Some claim that he missed his calling 

when he "joined the Navy;" that he should have been a book agent or a barker for a side-show. 

Set him behind a brimming bowl and a "Rameses," and he is started, after a preliminary 

skinning of his teeth. You'll hear his life, past, present, and future; and it's great hearing, 

^::^^=^^ too — that is, for the first time — especially that about his college days, which he spent at 

"plucky little Kenyon. " Get him to tell how they won the district championship from the Cincinnati 

School of Taxidermy by a ninth-inning rally, with S. Geiger doing the pinch hitting. 

By clever maneuvering he has enjoyed four months in the hospital, two months on leave during 
academic year, and one practice cruise in Cleveland. With all of these vacations he has managed to 
keep well off the lee shores. 

After getting away with it for three years, Steve 
landed on the "Ship" for being the dummy in a bridge 
game — but so do the mighty fall. Anyway, no education 
is complete without a cruise on the Reina. 

We thought Steve was immune to the love germ, but 
he came back this October, after four months' sick leave, with 
a foolish smile and a peculiar light in his eyes. We did our 
best to cure him of it, thinking at first it was due to his 
weakened condition; but he steadily grows worse — letter 
every day, etc. 

Here's hoping the next time he comes up for 
physical exam that watch will sound like a "Big Ben, " 
because we will miss him mightily if it doesn't. 


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Jf orresit petton Eopal 

Montclair, New Jersey 

"Forry" "Fuzzy" "Tubby" 


Soccer Numerals; Lacrosse Numerals; '/ 
Lacrosse Squad (3, 2); Choir (2, Ij; Glee // 
Club; Farewell Ball Committee; Log Staff; // 
Masqueraders. ; -;• ,/ 




MONG the many simple and homely souls that abound on the ground deck, one man stands out 
— Forry the Royal. Fuzzy s is a complex nature; he is a fellow of varied talents and diver- 
sified claims to notice — an athlete of note on the lacrosse field, one of our stand-bys in soccer, 
a melodious chorister, a Masquerader, and, above all, a fusser. Fuzzy knows the difference 
between a brassie and a putter, and can talk entertainingly on any subject. Some day after 

a chat with him, look up the facts of the matter and you will find that Forry has been passing out 

straight dope. He is an opinionated young man with a strong will backed up by sound information — 

he can't help succeeding. 

In his quiet way Forry has done many a good turn for his classmates and for the Academy. 

When he has one of his many happy ideas he carries it to the man who can make good use of it and 

asks no credit for himself. On Second Class cruise he 

startled the bush-leaguers by appearing on the "Florida " 

with golf sticks, tennis rackets, and all the assorted para- 
phernalia of sportdom. Of course they guyed him, but he 

only smiled a cool, tolerant smile. Later in the summer he 

received a string of billets-doux asking him to tennis 

parties, tea-fights, etc., which he could accept with peculiar 

pleasure after standing all the "running." On First Class 

cruise he was happiest when playing his favorite role, that 

of guide, and displayed a remarkable knowledge of attrac- 
tive places. 

Forry has never deviated from his plan of conduct, 

governed by "Noblesse oblige," and, all in all, you'll find 

him pretty much of a fine fellow, with real personality. 






Sfi^aac ^c()los(sl)atf) 

Asbury Park, New Jersey 

'Cocky" "Schlossy" "Brains' 

Football N ( 1 ) ; Football Numerals ; Crew ; 
Varsity Four (2); Wrestling Team (3). 

OCKY" is the name he is known by, and that is the name that fits him to a T; for he can hold 
his own in any form of athletics one may wish to take up with him. Class athletics became 
too confined for him, so he, the lightest man in the line, lifted a football N. 

To see Cocky's sea-going roll, one would think that he was a real, simon-pure man of the 
sea; but a sight of him about three days out from the Capes will give one an opinion some- 
what different, and when Schlossbach knocks off eating you can bet that he is mighty seasick! Ordina- 
rily, Schlossbach and Harrison can make an Indian famine look like nothing at all when it comes to 
feeding. They earned their board (although it hardly seems possible), for between them they scrubbed 
down the decks on the "Maine" every morning, Cocky on the fo'c's'l and the Horse on the quarterdeck. 
The fact is. Cocky is the one man in the world who works harder than Harrison, and the only man who 
can last longer. 

During Cocky's career he has never been known to 
fuss, drag, or even speak to a girl, and yet he's not a woman- 
hater. You would know that if you heard him sing his one 
song; that is, if you can stand his warbling long enough to 
stay and listen. 

By hard, conscientious labor combined with a certain 
adeptness in the linguistic art he has succeeded in per- 
suading the Academic Departments that he is worth a 2.5 
plus a margin. But know him as a friend and you will 
credit him with a 4.0 in jolliness, congeniality, and all- 
around good-heartedness. 

"Come on, Harrison 
gone about fifteen miles." 

! Shake a leg! We've only 


Eeon puforb ^cott 

^ Johnston, South Carolina 


Soccer Numerals; Football Numerals; 
Lacrosse Numerals. 



COTTY is the sort of a man to whom the full meaning of the slang expression "he's there" may 
always be applied. "The Colonel" is one of the few of us who can boast of a previous military 
training. Coming to the Academy from the Citadel School of South Carolina, he was promptly 
brevetted "The Colonel." A conscientious chap, the kind that you can trust with a big re- 
sponsibility and know that whatever he undertakes will have best efforts. Whether as a 
defense man on the lacrosse team, a back on the soccer field, on shipboard or in the section room, he is 
still "there," the same reliable Scotty. 

A good companion and a congenial man in a crowd, "The Colonel" will be liked and admired 
wherever he goes. Reserved, a trifle too much so; a small failing that with many of us would be a 
great virtue. Peaceful, as a rule; but just mention some of the great Northern generals or criticise a 
Southerner adversely, and watch his face as it lights up with 
pride and then stand by for a mildly wrathful declaration. 

After you have boned a discouraging steam lesson 
and feel that things in general are kind of hopeless, to meet 
Scotty's bright smile in the corridor or as you take your 
place in ranks will completely banish the worries, and you 
will go off with the thought that maybe a two-five is 
possible after all. 

Scott has high ideals. Not only does he base his 
opinions on what is right and square, but he has the courage 
to back them up, and at times when there might be a 
chance of unjust ridicule. 

As he thinks, he lives, and lives rightly. 


Arlington, Virginia 
" Tully" "Geed" 

Chairman Class Supper Committee; 
Lucky Bag Staff; Silver Medal, Canes; 
Log Staff; Farewell Ball Committee; Mas- 
queraders; Bugle Corps (2, 1); Leader ( I ) ; 
Soccer Numerals; Choir (2, I). 

ERE, gentlemen, you have a man's man, the kind that hits straight from the shoulder and never 
bluffs about the hitting. When Shelley says he is going to do a thing you can be sure he will 
do it. and do it without any quibbling or unnecessary talk. Youngster year he won the 
Academy championship with the canes against an older and far more experienced man by 
never quitting an aggressive attack. Second class cruise he took a hard report with a grin, 
made a resolve, and still sticks to it. So he has been ever since we have known him, standing to his 
purpose without regard to fear or favor. 

Shelley's knowledge of men is profound. A gentleman in the gutter or a weakling in the seats 
of the mighty could not hide his real self from his inspection. Perhaps that accounts for this 
year's good bugle corps. They say he made the candidates stand in a row, puff out their cheeks, and 
then picked out the good buglers from the crowd. The 
story may be of the Smoke Hall variety, but a lot of us are 
inclined to believe it. 

As one of the beauties of the front row of the choir, 
Tully s solid pink complexion (no effeminate mixture of 
pink and white here) and eight-inch peroxide pompadour 
have charmed the visiting ladies of many hops. There will 
be tears shed when the hop dames see that vacancy next 
year and know that their charming poet who wrote 
"Friend of a Friend, " which, of course, referred to none of 
them, has gone from the lovely Naval Academy. 

Geed is the kind of a man you like to make a party 
with, for his good spirits never flag, and if things get rough 
you can depend on him not to lose his head, but to stand 
shoulder to shoulder with you, and if you go down, to stick 
to the game and fight it out over your body. 


Jl^amtsi iHarsIjall ^Ijoemafeer 

Helena, Montana 
"J. M." "Shuey" 

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Lacrosse Numerals; Masqueraders (2); 
Glee Club. /i 


BIG, rosy-faced chap from the Rocky Mountain clime, who is long on individuality. He 
donned his new work suits as a very young, undeveloped sort of a fellow; but the Navy life 
agreed with him, so he soon became one of the heftiest men in the Class. "Shuey" is 
sweetly indifferent to what other people may think of him, and he doesn't hesitate to express 
his own thoughts even when diplomacy would sometimes forbid. 
"But, is he good-natured?" some may ask. I am sure the person who asks this question doesn't 

know "Shuey, " for none could once see that radiant smile of his and hold a doubt as to his good- 

As a savoir, Shoemaker is far ahead of most of us. That eight-and-a-half (?) head of his is pretty 

well filled with good sense. While many of us who are less fortunate play hide-and-seek with a 2.5 and 

burn the midnight oil, Shoemaker sits down, crosses his legs, 

and loses himself in a magazine, never having to worry ^ 

about the consequences. You don't have to know "Shuey " 

long to know that he has a goat (Rocky Mountain variety), -/-'^r-^-. 

and that said goat, being poorly confined, breaks loose now 

and then when you least expect it. As a rule these momen- 
tary outbursts leave no hard feeling, and the next thing 

you know, you see that radiant smile again. Shoemaker is 

always friendly to everyone who shows a willingness to be 

friendly to him, but never yet has he become reconciled to 

the ways and means of the "Bloods. " Though at present 

he seems to be enticed by the Elysian Fields of the outside 

world, we can assure you that life aboard ship would be 

made much more worth living by his cheerful company. 


Wt^hp^atk9ion ^fjofner 

Sonoma, California 

Shof • 

"A character is like an acrostic or Alex- 
andrian stanza: read it forward, backward, 
or across, it still spells the same thing." 


AKE your bow, Shof! Let the people give you the once-over. This young son of the 

Golden West is one of the hardest-working, clearest-thinking men in the class. He is most 

decidedly savvy and is an absolute non-greaser in the recitation room. His studies come 

easy to him, so he has had time to devote many weary hours to helping wooden fellows over 

the rough places; and that, by the way, is a heart-breaking job. 

A charter member of the Radiator Club and one of the best talkers at a "Bull" fest in the 

Academy. He's ready to talk at any time on any subject, and usually leaves you not a little amazed 

at your own ignorance and at his minute knowledge of things. Smoke Hall is the joy of his life, next 

to Cruise liberties, and he makes the most of it. 

He's a husky fellow, deep-chested, broad-shouldered, very calm and collected — an ideal com- 
panion for a sight-seeing jaunt through rough neighbor- 
hoods. Always ready for a good time, yet he knows pretty 
well what he's bucking before he starts anything. Could 
he dance as well as he "scoffs " he'd be a Vernon Castle. 
Handball and wrestling are his chosen sports, in both of 
which he is better than the average. He is fortunate in 
having many friends among the officers attached to the 
Academy, whence a succession of meal tickets to be 

All in all, Shof is a straightforward, practical man 
with a cold, logical mind. His type makes good in the 


amucl IXnbert ^f)umafeer 

f-, \ ,' \ Indiana, Pennsylvania 

"/ am thinking of the few, the scattered 
feu) amongst us, who have absorbed new and 
vigorous truths." 

—An Enemy of the People. 

HIS is a catalog, ladies and gentlemen, of all the faults, and a few of the virtues, possessed by 
one "Handsome Sam," the jolly Dutchman from Pennsylvania — the pride and despair of all 
his feminine acquaintances. With the greatest sang froid he leans upon a turbine on the 
"Florida," and coyly asks the engineer officer, "Where are the engines on this ship>" And 
that wit! It is all his own, — a brand peculiar to a certain section of the "Keystone State." 
It puts him under the table frequently, but it is liable to get you also if you try to spring something 
on him. 

If Sam ever had any troubles he kept them to himself. He is never worried about to-morrow. 
However, if you want to see him in action, gaze within the portals of the Radiator Club when there is 
a big argument on. There is where he truly shines, especially if he has one of those long black Per- 
fectos ("Imported them myself"). He likes to discuss the 
universe and tell what a power he might have been in the 
steel business if he had not heard his country's call. He is 
savvy in all branches of his work, and exceptionally well in- 
formed on outside subjects as well, so that he can display 
opinions really based on good reasoning and observation. 

Sam is quite a savoir, in fact, if all of the latest 
magazines are kept a long way off. Parky helps him in his 
studies by forcing him to glance at his lesson long enough 
to explain a few abstruse statements too deep for Park. 

Girls haven't bothered Sam at all. He sometimes 
condescends to amuse and entertain them at the hops, but 
apparently it is immaterial to him whether he drags or 
misses a hop. 

"Do you know what the poor mutt of a prof tried 
to tell me? ' 


Jofjn Babig ^mall 

Little Rock, Arkansas 

■Jack" "Johnnie" "Wart' 

Masqueraders (4, 3,2); Choir (4, 3,2,1); 
Gym Team (4, 3, I); Captain Gym Team 
( 1 ) ; Lucky Bag Staff; Log Staff ( 1 ) ; Track 
Numerals ; Glee Club ( 1 ) ; GNT ( I ) . 

F you have ever been mixed up with a I 10- volt current you may have some idea of what it 
means to enter into an argument with the Wart. His bean works like lightning and it works 
accurately; and since his efforts have been by no means confined to Academic work (we should 
estimate about ten minutes as his average study period), it follows that he has gained renown 
elsewhere. Look up his record as a Masquerader star; last June Week he made some real dames 

green with envy. 

As an inventor — well, wasn't he the first guy to fly without a balloon — without an aeroplane — 

without nothin' (cept a gym suit)? Sure he was "Small, Navy! " A muchly braced, military 

figure emerges from bench and marches to bar (we're speaking of horizontal bar, savvy?) 

From gallery: "Oh! Isn't he cute! " A catlike spring — a tremendous swing — he shoots through 

space and — "0-o-oh! 1 hope he isn't hurt!" But we 

must have a care, for that poor little plebe is now captain 

of the gym team. 

Did someone say "fusser"? Well-er-rather! He 

falls in love with every pretty girl he meets, but soon 

forgets them, for he usually has one with whom he thinks 

he is earnestly in love. His disillusionment is generally 

caused by the receipt of a bid to her wedding. 

Jack Small is a man from head to toe: strength of 

character and straightforwardness radiate from him. 

Succeed? Why, he can't help making good at anything 

he takes up. 


^llan Cbtoarb ^mitf) 

/■ .< 

Detroit, Michisran -^ -^ » ; 

, 7;: 

"Hoke" "Cupid" "Allan" \ )J 

Basketball N (4, 3.2,1); Captain Basket- ,7 
ball (!): Baseball Team (2). / 






OKE came to us from Detroit — the place where all the Fords are made. But that is as far as 
this similitude extends, for everybody hasn't a Hoke Smith. Only we of "1915" are so 

The fact that he has been one of the mainstays of the Navy basketball quint for the 
whole four years indicates that his ability along that line is worthy of note. He has a way of 
playing all his own, inimitable and clever. The originality and nonchalance which he exhibits in getting 
off stunts to fool the visiting teams make our basketball games a rival of the circus as an amusement. 
When Hoke, with that never-varying, blank expression, makes a man twice as big look like a huge 
joke, the whole house, from Superintendent to "mozos del comedor," joins in the laugh. Hoke also 
plays good baseball, and it has appeared to be more a matter of chance than anything else that he has 
not an N in that sport. 

The great reason that we are glad to call Hoke , 

classmate and friend is that he is a manly man. He is not 
hard, " and, what is more noteworthy, he does not even 
make that pretense. Unassuming and inclined to keep 
out of the public eye, but always found solid when the test 
comes. He is one of the few who did not leave their home 
training on the outside when they entered the Academy. 
He has continued to stand by his ideals — a splendid result 
of the merciless try-out which never fails to reveal character. 


Muskogee, Oklahoma 
"Shotgun" "Bascom" 

Football N ( I) ; Varsity Baseball (4, 3, 2) ; 
Masqueraders (4. 3, 2); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); 
Farewell Ball Committee; Chairman Class 
German Committee; Glee Club. 

LD man Smith, of the Navy! One of the biggest men in the class — not so very big physically, 
but big in more important respects. Take horse-sense (I reckon they call it "broncho-sense" 
down in Texas) — Bascom has acquired a whole lot of horse-sense, knocking about the world 
during these past thirty or forty years. Bascom first sighted the Lone Star State, and even 
change of residence has not weaned him entirely of an abiding interest in Texas. 
But hist! Is this not the bass leader of the bandit band that we saw in the "Serenade"? Aye, 
stranger, and more: his has been the rumbling note, not only in the Masqueraders but also in the choir 
and in the various semi-civilized harmony quartets which have sprung into baneful existence at certain 
times. In fact, early Plebe year the Dago Department recognized in him "la verdadera voz castellana." 
As adjutant he made the orders audible at the Hospital. 

Shotgun has been one of the old guard on the base- 
ball team, and we want to see him annex an N this spring, 
just as we saw four years of faithful work on the gridiron 
rewarded by an N won under nerve-trying circumstances. 
Speaking about baseball, they say Bascom played with the 
Texas Bushwhackers back in the early "eighties." How- 
ever, judging by his demeanor on the "Arkansas" 
forgetting that wise old look on his face, we should 
that he is at present in his second youth. 

To lapse into the expressive vernacular, he's a 
of a good man. 

"Oh, it's a hard life!" 




l^iUiam Jllorton ^neUing 

Athens, Georgia 


Assistant Cheer Leader M); Football 
Numerals; Masqueraders; Choir (4, 3, 2, i ) ; 
Class Crest Committee; Chairman Class 
Pipe Committee; Glee Club. 


HIS is the famous William Snelling, one of the "rambling wrecks ' that didn't go to Georgia 
Tech.. but it doesn't take much of an expert to tell that he came from somewhere near there, 
if not from further south; and we almost thought we would lose him Plebe year, when he was 
much surprised and insulted to find that his old rival, the Academic Board, had stood him 207 
when there were only 190 in the class. With this terrible degradation hanging over him. 
Bill has smilingly sailed along in the middle of the channel ever since, and has remained to become one 
of our dauntless cheer leaders. There is no use in describing his gyrations in the cheer-leading line, but 
that good-looking young man out there, in the blue sweater, was Bill Snelling. You noticed him, didn't 
you? His only drawback was that he always started off the songs about six notes too high, due to that 
high tenor voice of his. Incidentally, he has held up the back row of the Choir for four years and is one 
of our chief harmonizers. You are likely to see Bill's 
smiling countenance in any bunch, and wherever he is he 
"belongs. " His ideas are always good, and the only time 
he approaches being insincere is when he swears off smok- 
ing. He will probably try to tell you what a Red Mike he 
is, but just notice what he does a good deal of the time, 
and draw your own conclusions. 

Happy-go-lucky, in for anything, albeit sometimes 
very serious, — that is Bill Snelling. He is a broad-minded, 
all-around good fellow. 

"Well, what is the Fossil up to now?" 




^perrp, Jfr. 

Waterbury, Connecticut 

"Admiral" "Bing" 

TNT; Soccer Numerals; Manager Swim- 
ming Team; Assistant Business Manager 
Lucky Bag; Star (3, 2); Class German 

NG! Zip! Wow! Behold our infant phenomenon. Admiral Sperry! Star on collar and 
new moon on face, the Admiral steps forward with his never-absent smile twisting his face 
into unbelievable contortions. It's just that little smile, however, that wins him many a 
friend, because it represents the friendship that is synonymous with the name Sperry. Be he at 
work, and he works hard, or be he at play — it is difficult to beat him at his chosen sport, tennis — 

the smile is always there, except when it is his own fault that things go wrong. There was one other 

time, too, when the Admiral was in a far country. A certain girl from home met him and attempted to 

engage his attention to the detriment of Bing's sight-seeing plans. "Wow! " explained Admiral to a 

classmate; "that girl has been chasing me for fifteen years." Now, you wouldn't think he was that 

much of a lady-killer, would you? Indeed, so far as our observation goes, he never has made any 

serious attempts at dragging. But, you must remember, 

he is only a kid. He has grown old — four years — since he 

entered these precincts, and he has developed, but I 

reiterate he is still only a kid, even though he does wear a 

star and look down on the rest of us poor mortals 'way down 

the ladder of class standing. 

Long and lean he is in appearance. Lean and long 

he is as to his principal characteristics: lean on making 

enemies, and long on brains and friends. 

"Bing! By St. Swithin, I have found it! " 


Owosso, Michigan ^ 

■■VyA y > 
" ..... ,, .. .. ' ' 

Jay John Henry" "Sproggles" 

' A blonde youth, so tall, so spare." 



iiiiiim ^ - — ^ •■■ ■: // 

Choir (4, 3, 2, I); Masqueraders (2. 1); \. 
Track Numerals; Track Squad (2); Bugle 
Corps (1). > . ■ ^Z 

■?■)-• ■ •• fr 

AILS from the wilds of Michigan and sleeps more than any other man in the Academy. Is never 
known to worry, but slams his books down on the deck with various expressions of endear- 
ment on returning from a recitation where he believes the prof, has "rubed" him. However, 
John Henry's "learned look " generally brings across the necessary two-five. 

Jay is right there when it comes to the fair sex and is always in great demand by the 
Six Hundred of Baltimore and the "l-was-here-in-'76 " of Crabtown. At pink teas he is in his element 
and all the chaperones speak of him as "that dear John Henry. ' He always goes to the hops and 
dances with great grace and bleu-ciel. He seldom drags and generally gets bricked when he does. 
Several times he has nearly become involved in matrimonial troubles. Also showed up to great ad- 
vantage in Royal Naval society, particularly at the Commodore's tea at Chatham, where he represented 
the "pick " of the American midshipmen. Nearly had a 
hand taken off in Gravesend while coaling ship (overwork.), 
and so played pitch the rest of the summer. Even more 
zealous was J. Henry's sensational, yet impromptu, mid- 
night swim in the Hudson on second class cruise. 

As in the above instance, John generally rises to the 
occasion and, judging by the world's record turret on the 

Arkansas which he helped train, his future is a surety. ^l^biriVfN 

"Gee! 1 didn't get a 1.0 in that stuff. " 




Movvi^ ilomer ^priggs^ 

Paulding, Ohio 
'Snookums" "Snooks" "Busque" "Busquelo" 

"Before God, thou get'st not my sword, 
hut take my pistol, if thou wilt." 


Reina Mercedes (2). 

HE sly old fox! The dark-haired, dreamy-eyed, quiet, easy-going youth who, for two and a 

half long years, fooled the O. C.'s into thinking that he was the most innocent, peaceably 

inclined person in the whole Brigade. But during the last half of the third year, how things 

did drop! Navy about a hundred, Spriggs nothing. One Saturday morning, through the 

clever work of its sleuths, the Discipline Department discovered that artillery had been 

smuggled into Bancroft and certain sections heavily fortified. As a result of later investigations 

the Department became so alarmed that they held a council of war and decided that Snooks must go 

to sea; that it was not safe with him at large. The Sixth Company cry since that day has been: 

"Close your windows and bolt your doors — 
Snooks is loose with his forty-fours." 
To know Snooks is to like him, and to know him well 
one should have lived three years in the old Sixth. He is 
very quiet and easy-going by nature, with but few, if any, 
worries. Occasionally he likes a good rough-house, and 
on all liberties he is out for a good time. One of his great- 
est pleasures is in fussing Walt's queens. 

You would hardly call Snooks a savoir or a savant, but 
he stands about the middle of the class without a great deal 
of effort. He is, above all, a good, practical worker and a 
great advocate of there being two ways of doing things — 
the right way and the wrong way. He can naturally show 
you that his way is the right way. The Navy was made for 
Snooks and Snooks for the Navy, so there you are. 
"Sure I'll drag for you, Walt. " 

"Rainbow, why didn't you tell me they were inspect- 
ing beds?" 


letnis; Heiper ^tebman 

Seattle, Washington 

"Lew" "Steddi 

Radiator Club (4, 3, 2, I); Cosmo Club; 
Cross-country Walk Club. 





NE of the youngsters of the class, although you would never think it! He is easygoing, with a 
charter membership in both the Cosmo Club and the Cross-Country Squad. Was the official 
practical joker of the old Fourth, and 'twas said that his wife was the only one in the Academy 
Lew would not try one on. He tried to be hard for a while but two smoking paps in one day 
on the "Massy " cruise discouraged him somewhat, and when he returned from second class 
leave he was completely reformed. 

Rip tells some awful tales about that Second Class trip East, but Steddie is so quiet that every- 
body was surprised when Little Fellow found out about that miniature. But the fickleness of the fair 
sex proved his undoing, and, as a result, he is a free lance once more. Knocked off dragging second 
class year, but he could always be found "over there" Saturday night with one or two dances on his 
card. Has a good working knowledge of Annapolis 
debutantes, so he has never been a Red Mike even when 
'She" was in Boston. 

We would not call Lew an intellectual giant, although 
he has bettered his class standing every year — 176, 175, 
I 74. A good part of his high standing — reversed — is due 
to a tendency to "get a 2.6 and live on it." 

Stedman, we may not see much of you while you are 
out on the West Coast, but remember that when we do see 
you, we've always got a glad hand ready and waiting. 
"Hey, Beef! how's it to get a couple of stags? " 
"Aw " 



Albert 3^alpl) ^teptjan 

Washington, D. C. 
"Otto" "Ralph" 


Tennis Team (4, 3, 2). 

IMES will be dull for the Academic Board when Otto gets his sheepskin. In company with 

Cooper and a few others he has always kept up a running fight with most of the departments. 

For the last four years he has been a constant source of worry in that respect to everybody but 

himself. Otto never heard of any such thing as a danger circle. He just sails right through 

em. He never fails to start the term with about a 2.3 in at least two subjects, but after the 

Christmas Tree or Maypole goes up, he gets his Lyon & Hinds or Franklin & Esty, or whatever it may 

be, bones his own brand of dope, and bluffs his way to a 3.2 on the exam. If that is not enough to pull 

him sat, he has the marks of the two terms averaged to avoid the inconvenience of a re-exam. 

Don't get the idea, however, that Otto's only center of interest is the Academic Board. On the 
contrary, his activities are widely varying. An accomplished fusser, a tennis player of ability, a 
ready conversationalist, to say nothing of being a hop fiend, 
he will make an ideal aide some of these days. Otto has a 
way about him that always lands him on his feet. When he 
really wants something done, somebody has to step lively. 
Even the plebes know that, for he has always taken a 
personal interest in them, and has labored heartily for 
their uplift. Ergo, underclassmen have a powerful re- 
spect for Otto. A brief glance over this biography will 
suffice to convince you that he is not a man to be left 
at the post. No siree! 


attl)ur©etoep ^truble 

r Portland, Oregon 

"Ripples" "Smooth" 

"' ■ 'I < 

Masqueraders (4, 3); Lacrosse Nume- 
rals. ; , 




E have with us to-night "Arthur dear" — the envy of the women, the pride of the Navy and 
the hope of the American people. Oregon is noted for red-cheeked apples, and she sent us 
her best when she sent us the "Ripples." For two years he was regarded merely as a 
precocious infant, and then the Academy awoke to the fact that he was a savoir of the 
first magnitude. If he had not spent so much time helping Jon to "take the stranger in," 

he would have starred long ago; as it is, he lingers contentedly on the edge of a 3.4. 

Plebe year he started out to be the bold, bad man of the Third Company — and was ragged the 

first time he frenched. When he heard the report read out, he laughed — which is a custom of his. 

But he did not reform; he couldn't with Jon for a wife. He made a collection of all the candy tickets 

on the deck and held receptions in his room while he was under arrest. 

Ripples is a fusser, not from choice but from neces- 
sity. You see, all the ladies admire his pink cheeks, and - 

he is too much of a gentleman to deny them the pleasure 

of seeing him frequently at the hops, where he chooses re- 
markably pretty partners — which is also a custom of his. 

Every now and then, however, he sacrifices himself on the 

altar of friendship, and he has even been deluded into 

dragging a seminary for Kinne. When Ripples goes 

aboard ship, he forgets all about girls and frivolities and 

concentrates on the day's work — which is likewise a custom 

of his. 

Struble (to Brazilian officer) 

a la ciudad para manger? " 


esirez-vous aller 



airmit Cftegter i;t)omas; 

Scranton, Pennsylvania 
"Red" "Rojo" "Buzzy" 

Manager Football ( I ) ; Farewell Ball 
Committee; Class Soccer. 


EHOLD the funniest man in the Naval Academy — but he's no joke! Far from it: just a born 
comedian. The Rojo was one of the best in 1914's legacy to us, and for four years he has 
been the same "regular guy. " He seldom rhinos and his level head works the same, whether 
he be a plebe summer file-closer or manager of the football team. Never was a team given 
more motherly care and big-brotherly bullying at just the right time and in just the right pro- 
If he handles a division aboard ship as he handled that team, the American people need not 
worry about the efficiency of the rising generation. 

As for studies, while the Red Head has not been a star man, he has kept ahead of the center of 
gravity of the column, and the fact that he has not been one of the guides has been due more to his 
steaming at cruising speed rather than to any inability to develop the horsepower. After Pinky 
Myers was washed overboard by the English Depart- 
ment, Rojo took upon himself the duty of piloting The 
Cat safely across the remaining rivers — a task of no small 
difficulty, because if there is one thing a cat hates, it is 
water, and this feline is no exception. 

We almost forgot to tell how Red likes swimming. 
Why, they just can't keep him out of the tank. His im- 
provement as a member of the swimming squad (special) 

has been so wonderful that it looks like a case of "till death ^^^HH ' ij^fj^M^'^ gi " -^ 

do us part " between Red and the swimming squad. ^^^^Sm ^^^^jKt*'^ j -**Ci 

As we shove off on our big cruise, we are glad that ^^IH^^^^^ "^^^ Jl I "'A 

the Rojo is aboard. 



William JBanitl ^Tfjomaj^ 

rs Nashville, Tennessee 

"Tommie" "Ephie" "Bill" "Chipmunk" 

Swinnming Squad (4, 3); Usher (1). 

REPORTER from the Lucky Bag Staff entered his den. It was a suitable background for him. 
He sat at the table— a large, green table littered with all manner of hop programmes, red hop 
cards of admittance, dinner invitations (the vulgar expression "meal ticket" is here pur- 
posely omitted). What a tremendous amount of brainwork lay before him! What a labyrinth 
of pink teas to lead him astray! Yet, with that masterful way for which he is noted, he 
calmly chose — accepted, rejected — dragged, stagged. The reporter could but gape in wonder. 

"Mr. Thomas is so cute!" "I think he's just killing." Such are the comments from which one 
gathers his stand-in with the fair ones, also the brunettes. His own opinion of them would be nicely 
expressed by the first line of a once popular song, "I love the ladies." He seldom specializes and 
always has them waiting in line. 

When not passing out his line of honey to the "girls ' 
or to the "boys" he is figuring out how to get a fine, high 
mark without the disagreeable preliminary labor attend- 
ant thereto or trying to become strong without visiting 
the "gym" except on hop nights. 

All in all, "Tommie" is one of the best-natured, kind- 
hearted men in the class and is liked right straight through. 
"Oh, dear! I could just hug that Mr. Thomas!" 


iaplanb ©illarir TOsibale 

Annapolis, Maryland 

"Crab" "Gertrude" "Tizzy" 

"Old Crab," said I, "if you'll brush by 
I'll try to bear the loss." 


Lucky Bag Staff; Log Staff; Reina. 

ILLARD has a queerly shaped skull filled with queerer ideas. He is a Crab and proud of it, 
though he hastens to inform that he wasn't born in Annapolis, you know. He can, and does, 
talk for hours on the subject of Maryland — or, we may as well add, on any other subject or 
on nothing at all; for this man makes conversation a vice, but his fluent tongue and amazing 
vocabulary make it a pleasing vice withal. Nobody has ever seen him rhino and he is the 
happiest shipmate to be found in the whole Crab Fleet. As soon as he hits the deck he starts a cheery 
spiel while everyone else is dumb with the blue devils. Underlying this structure of words you will 
find a wise discernment and an all-embracing tolerance for the foibles of others. He is as much a 
part of the Navy as though he were a "confidential pamphlet, " he has the dope on every officer since 
Noah, and yet you never think of him as a Navy Junior because he's different. 

Crab has read widely, and his general knowledge 
aided by shameless bluffing enables him to stand well with 
but a wee bit o' boning. He is indifferent whether or not 
he makes a liberty — would really prefer to sit around and 

smoke and read a month-old Evening Capital (it follows ^PS 

him everywhere) — but when he gets ashore he makes it a '^ 

sterling liberty. It pains him to recall the "Take off your 
jerseys " episode on the Massy; he would rather tell you 
how he ran the Fifth Division on the Arkansas. Well, 
yes, Snookums did help, but not so very much. 
"Oh, I love that!" 




llenrp ©liber ^Tobep 

Watseka, Illinois 

"Hot" "Savvy" 

"Ah! what a noble mind is herein owned — 
The courtier's, scholar's, gentleman's eye, 
tongue, sword." 



Star (4, 3, 2, 1). 
Editor-in-Chief Lucky Bag. 




..i ^ 

MAN small in body, but large in both heart and knowledge. A quiet, conservative, lovable 
type, who would have been in his prime as a confrere of Addison and Congreve. It has been 
the fortune and misfortune of Henry to toil through three years of writing, correcting, and 
generally making this Lucky Bag. 

Olivay was generally recognized in the beginning of our course here as one of 191 5's 
savoirs, so that studies have offered him no great amount of worry. His good fortune in this respect 
likewise proved to be the good fortune of his classmates individually and collectively, for it was this that 
enabled him to devote his time to helping others and to editing this Bag. Not the least of Hot's 
troubles has been the keeping straight, (to some extent.) of Jack, for four years. 

Hot was not able to take the one foreign cruise that his classmates made, on account of a serious 
illness at the end of his second class year, but he took his 
adversity with a smile, which is generally characteristic of 
the man. 

No inducement has been great enough to make him 
blossom out as a fusser, but on his few sallies into the social 
whirl he has shown great ability in this line. He is far more 
at home when discussing something serious like Dante's 
" Inferno" or Dick Merriwell's last game at Fardale. 

If he stays in the naval service, success will inevitably 
crown his efforts, and those of us who are not so fortunate 
as to be his shipmates will greatly miss one of our classmates 
who has proven that he can be a sincere friend. Of all the 
men in 1915 to take up service in the bigger navy this little 
man will be one of the first to give a good account of himself. 


^tott mmitth 

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 

"Scotty" "Ummy" 

"The secret of success is constancy to 


Rifle Team, RNT (3, 2, I); Captain (I); 
Sharpshooter; Expert Bar; Small Arms 
Championship Gold Medal; Soccer Nume- 

HO is this young neophyte that we have with us, with the determined look on his manly face? 
Scott Umsted, with a distinct accent on the "Scot. " Short and simple, but expressive of 
vast potentiality, according to the formula, K. E,.=imv", and it is really by formula that 
he has determined his past actions. Playing the game and sticking to the spirit of the 
rules, he has overcome many obstacles that have strewn his pathway here. 
Badly handicapped in the beginning for any kind of rifle team work, he has worked himself up to 
the captaincy of that team and has become the crack rifle shot of the Academy. This is not the only 
thing that Scotty leads in, for last year he led the class for many months in efficiency. There may 
be some who are inclined to attribute this to his miraculously stowed locker, but the real reason is not 
hard to guess. 

From the serious "look" that he usually carries, 
one would think that he was all gloom and no joy; but hold 
your horses: you do not know him yet. If you should 
perchance visit one of the hops, you would most certainly 
espy him fox-trotting about the floor or over in a secluded 

corner and wearing a beatific smile. Of late Scott has ^^^^^^^ »9^ 

developed into a regular social bee. Evidently this 
side of his nature took a running start from that memor- 
able evening on the Arkansas. A large hop was in pro- 
gress while at anchor in New York harbor, and it is whis- 
pered that during the last half of the entertainment he 
was listening to a heavenly voice on the lofty bridge under 
the eye of the ever-watchful moon. 

This is typical of our Scotty, but from all that we can 
learn he has not as yet heard the final call of this character. ^ H^^^B'^SricJSBPl^B'* "'*■'''"'?« V: 

We wish him a few years of happy young bachelorhood 
before he settles down to that happy married state. 


iloloarb Herop Vitktv^ 

Cleveland, Ohio 

'"Vick" "H. L." "Lambert" "Leroy" 

Lacrosse LNT (2); Track Team (4, 3) 
Football Numerals; Track Numerals. 

ICK used to be a handsome baby, they tell us; but "times is hard," and all that is left to us is a 
smile and one of the best hearts that old Ohio ever produced. Vick has the stuff that counts 
in the Navy — spirit, fight, just enough obstinacy to give tenacity of purpose, and — more 
fight. A good distance runner, he lost out on his N only because the mile and half-mile were 
eliminated plebe year. Although light, his grit kept him on the Hustlers, scrimmaging the 

varsity in football all his first fall. Youngster year he started out at lacrosse and was playing veteran 

style when he broke his arm in the Lehigh game. Second class year he played the entire season and 

his running ability made him a valuable man. 

Although primarily an athlete, Vickery really lives for other things than a tin medal. When 

you want a man to do something — anything — for you, or with you, just call Vick. He is essentially 

a friend, the kind you can depend on; not the other kind. 

The little Blue Book holds no terrors for him, he being 

among those few who believe in the theory that it is only 

for the guidance of those who get caught. No, he is not a 

navigator, schooner-across-the-bar kind, and he doesn't 

smoke or fuss, but he's a sport in the true meaning of the 

word — the kind that make the traditions of the place. Get 

him in a good mood some time and then ask him about the 

time he stole a half-rater for a midnight cruise; or visited a 

sick chum in the hospital at midnight; or swiped a square 

meal from a sleeping house-boat — well, it's worth while 


He has but one fault — a miniature. Information 

on the subject is scant, however, but it is whispered. Good 

luck to you, Vick — a good classmate and a true friend, you 

are bound to make good out in the Service. Your shipmates 

are lucky, Crum. 




Claube Claire l^icferep 

Lawrence, Kansas 

C.C." "Vick" 'Claude 

Track N; Gold Medal, General Ex- 
cellence, Track; Track Numerals; Basket- 
ball Numerals; Varsity Basketball Squad 

(3,2, I); Reina (I), 1 5 days. 

ANDSOME is as handsome does" — this expresses completely Vick's career in his sojourn at 
Bancroft Castle, for Vick is handsome. Ask any girl he has fussed; you will learn that not 
one was ever disappointed when she met him, "sight unseen," for he always exceeded her 
fondest expectations. 

Not gifted with great strength, weight, or height, he has such a sinewy and graceful 
build that he has entered into all manner of athletics and made good. He could get on any squad but 
the weak squad. Vickrey is one of the boys, heart and soul. The famous Fifth was incomplete when- 
ever he was absent, for he could always be depended on to break up rhino spells with his unfailing stock 
of good-humor. Without being noisy or obtrusive, he has managed to get acquainted with everyone in 
the class, and he has no enemies. He never rhinos, even when "bricked," and is obliging to a fault. 
Never savvy, by "pluck and luck" he has overcome the 
many obstacles that strew a midshipman's path. The 
closer he is to a 2.5, the happier, for usually he is on the 
wrong side. First Class year, a Steve Brodie stunt com- 
pelled him to perform sea-duty, but even this seemed to 
exhilarate him, for never was he gayer than during his 
incarceration on the Reina. He delighted in reminding us 
of the many exclusive privileges down there. 

Vick, by your genial personality, your unwavering 
devotion to your friends, and your "never say die" courage, 
you have won us all. 

"This is the adriatic expansion line." 
"Yes, I've knocked off rates, but I'm waiting for my 
basketball numerals. " 


jFranfe ©ecJjant Wa^ntv 

Pottstown, Pennsylvania v 
"Honus" "Fwankie dear" ->'•'/ 

Baseball Numerals. 


ID you ever know a Wagner who was not nicknamed "Honus"? But our Honus is different; 

care-free and easy-going, with a glad word and smile for everyone, he just breathes optimism 

and cheerfulness. Scared himself to death by standing 351 2 Plebe year, and has never had to 

"hump himself in pursuit of the elusive 2.5." As a result, he has tried the other spheres of 

Academic activity — athletics and femmes. He is a consistent worker who gets what he goes 

after. Class football, class baseball, and wrestling have pretty well filled his spare moments. Wears 

his baseball numerals as a result of Isaacs' broken hand and Joe's best girl. Fusses in spells, but would 

rather worry over Pottstown and that letter than worry about pink numerals. 

He has been a steady running mate of Little Fellow's for the past three years, but Sock has 
joined "de bunch." Honus claims that Leigh taught him all his bad habits, which are as few as his 
friends are many. He and Sock promoted the nigh t-life-of- 
Rome episode, but due to Honus' lack of Italian and 
"Cochero's " lack of French, the result was — seeing the 
Coliseum by moonlight. Did himself proud at the King's 
Ball in Newport Second Class cruise, and could eat more 
cake than any two others at the Friday afternoon "at 
homes" over at the "Supe's. " 

When an irresistible force strikes an immovable 
object, what happens? When it is a question of the 
aviation corps or the sea of matrimony, what do? We 
don't know. Neither does Fwankie dear. However, we 
are watching events and are betting on — but that would be 
telling, wouldn't it? 

"Say, fellows, have you heard this one? " 

"Aw, shut up!" 


iWpron fos^ept) Walktv 

Iowa City, Iowa 
"Jolliper" "Bull" "Tubby" "Engy" 

"Let a man, then, f^now his worth and k.eep 
things under his feet." 


Track N (2); Football Numerals. 

IS not always the large city that produces the greatest and best of men. Napoleon was born 
in a small place in Corsica, Edison comes from a country hamlet. Walker from Hill's Siding, 
Iowa. He has already started his accumulation of greatness. Believing in the installment 
plan, he first acquired great size; secondly, a fluent line and a good bluff; thirdly, a wonderful 
power as a linguist. Picture him in sunny Rome, with dark glasses, cap on the back of his 

head, showing a well-shaven forelock, right hand in hip pocket, left thrown out in appealing gesture, 

while he talks French to an Italian cabby: "Tiene usted go in the city. " "Reste un minute. " 

On Second Class cruise Engy put the Wyoming in the running for the engineering trophy and 

gained considerable fame for himself. "Well, sir, these people don't understand much about this, 

but I do." 

Walker has given his best to the Navy. He never 

stands behind her half-heartedly. When there is snow to be 

cleared off the baseball field you'll find Walker there with 

the first and working to the last. He is, and for four years 

has been, an example of Academy spirit in backing the 

Academy, the Navy teams, and his friends. 

So, as we part and leave but a memory behind to 

mark our four years of life together, in later years, when we 

hark down the mellow lanes of the days of yore, we will 

remember him as a stanch friend and a true Midshipman of 

the Brigade. 



IStc Cfjapin Wat&on 

Breckenridge, Michigan 
"Doc" "Rose" "Skinny" "Sol 

Football Numerals; Choir (2, I); Mas- 
queraders (2, I); Bugle Corps (2, 1). 

ID you ever get up in the morning with one of those blue feelings that were quickly dispelled by 
a gj Bj the bright sunshine? Well, the appearance of Doc's smiling countenance on any of those 
rhino occasions has the same effect and with such lightning results that it would even put to 
shame the famous Pe-ru-na. 

But don't think that Doc has acquired that fortunate quality through a life of ease. 
He's had his scrimmages with every Academic Department, and especially Dago; but there's where 
his football knowledge, acquired through four years of class games, came in handy. No matter how 
many times the Dagos bruised or smeared him. Doc would come out on top with that same smiling 
visage and fixed determination to get the 2.5 which he was sure to find awaiting him after a term's hard 
work. But he certainly must thank the regulation which allows that "kindly Hght" to burn over the 
M. C.'s desk even past the hour when the wandering O. C. 
turns in. . . 

Though he has found this a "hard life, " Doc seems — -— ^ 

always to have been able to find time for those — oh ! — - i "*' ^ 

irresistible women, and as a fusser there aren't many that » 

have anything on him. Jitt1$^ 

If hard, conscientious work, a determination to make 
good, and a kind, easy-going, ready-to-help disposition go 
toward the making of a man, the success curve of Doc's 
life will extend to infinity. 

Watson on "Honors and Salutes " 

do when they play the International Air?" 
"Here! here! " 

"Sir, what do you 


Cfjarlesi Jf ositer ^ebberburn 

Chevy Chase, Maryland 
"Hook" " Weiderbaum" 

OOK" comes from Washington, but, unlike most representatives of the nation's capital, he is 
not a fusser, although with his good looks and his ready "line" of droll wit he might easily 
be a heart crusher of the first water. 

Hook started life here in the old "wooden" First and remained one of its most loyal 

members until first class year, when the "Old Man" got three stripes. As a plebe he was a 

favorite with the upperclassmen for his ability as an entertainer; and some of his original serial stories 

about Dr. Push, the Henshaw Boys, and the Kadaberisch family, which he would be called upon to 

continue at any moment, will be long remembered by those who sat at his table. 

He knows as much about baseball as "John" Miller, and his arguments with the latter made 
circuses out of what otherwise would have been dreary evenings in the after starboard hold of the 
"Massy." His activities in the field, however, have been 
limited to coaching "Itchy," the "Dutchman," the "Cat," 
and the "Old Man" on Sunday afternoons out by the mess- 
hall. It is needless to say that his efforts have been a total 

In studies Hook has ever been non-greasy, and, 
despite the fact that he has never starred, it would be hard 
to convince anyone who knows him (and particularly any- 
one who has tried to slip something over him) that he is not 
as bright as a dollar. He never rhinos. Life is too short, 
and it can truthfully be said of him that he is always the 
same, which is quite something to say of a man in this place. 

We do not know what Foster's intentions are about 
remaining in the service, but it's our hope that he does. 
With no distorted views and no affectation, he is the kind 
that is always welcome. In short. Hook is a regular man 
and one that you could ask for his last nickel with the feeling 
that it was yours for the asking. 


lerliert l^ictor Wiltp 

l^\,/^"\'C Chillicothe, Missouri 





Lacrosse LNT (3, 2); Football Numerals. 





HERE is nothing narrow about Doc. His smile, his shoulders, and his mind are of the broadest. 
When you see a large and well-cultivated pompadour over a pair of rosy cheeks pushed back 
by a wide grin, bearing down upon you, sit up and take notice, for it is the "Doctor." Herb 
has been known during his four years as a square and reliable man. These qualities together 
with the fact that he does his best, and a very good best it is, have given him success at 
whatever he has turned his hand to. On the lacrosse field he has been a consistent, hard-working de- 
fense man. In the classroom he has been one of those practical fellows whom no prof could bluff. 
Doc has never been known to worry over missing a hop or a party with the fellows, though he thoroughly 
enjoys himself at either — perhaps a little more at the latter, for Doc is the kind of a man who likes men 
and whom men like; but when there is a man's work to be done, the call of pleasure does not deter him 
from doing his full share, and then some. Yet, gentlemen, 
this easy-going man has a goat. Insult the sacredness of 
the Missouri mule or depreciate anything from the "Show 
Me" state and out comes his goat to keep Lein's company 
for a while. Doc prefers actions to words, and as a conse- 
quence is not as well known as some of the noisier men in 
the class; but those who have gained his acquaintance 
will back him against all others as a steadfast, unwavering 


l^intftrop l^ineilotD 

^ w^ * 

Saco, Maine 

'Dutch" "Saco" "Windy" 

Football Numerals; Track Numerals; 
Soccer Numerals. 

! P^^ EHOLD the Dutchman! Here is a most peculiar combination — a temperamental Dutchman. 

a A M A slamming door or a sudden noise affects him like a mouse affects an elephant. As would 
be expected from a perusal of his countenance, he is also extremely sentimental and is never 
happy without a love affair. It is difficult to keep up with his latest acquisitions and some- 
times he himself is fooled. If you ever hear him say "perspicacity," don't look worried, for he 
admits it is the only big word he knows. It is stated from reliable sources that Windy s most desperate 
affair was occasioned by the girl saying she had heard of Saco, Maine, and Colby College. Unusually 
talkative and full of ideas among classmates, Dutch is as silent as a clam among females. Before he goes 
calling he makes out a list of things he wants to say, but he never can find it at the right moment. 
He has a smile, however, which is positively captivating and would be more so if he didn't use it so 
much. His pseudonym Windy is self-explanatory, as also 
is he himself. No matter what the topic of conversation 
is, or how much he knows about it, he will manage to 
get off more words than anyone else in the argument. 
The Dutchman has all the symptoms of hysteresis of the 
brain, for the point of a joke must be firmly imbedded in 
his cranium before he grasps it and then his mirth is never 
ending. What Windy lacks in agility of brain he more 
than makes up for in fleetness of foot, for he is one of 
our most consistent point-winners on the track. Dutch, 
old boy, we are all proud to call you classmate and friend. 



Washington, D. C. 
"Charley Noble" "Charley" 

Baseball Numerals; Basketball Nume- 
rals; Reina (2). 

7 ( 


HIS young lad was rechristened "Charley Noble" his first few days of Plebe year, and it's 
stuck by him for four years except that the "Noble" just faded away, and now it's plain 
Charley. He's the youngest member of the class and came to us late Plebe summer, but for 
all a' that he was soon one of the best known of the crowd. 

He's changed a great deal since then. The four years have done a powerful lot to 
sober him up (figuratively, of course) and, coming to us a kid, he goes out into the Service up with the 
next one. He's taken a prominent part in nearly all class athletics as well as several of the non-reg 
clubs. Though obstinate at times, he's determined and a good sticker, and success has generally 
crowned his efforts. 

Charley is a good man to hit the beach with, for "when he walks, " well — well, he gets back, too. 
At the Academy his liberty-loving ways have sometimes 
been seriously hampered by impromptu reconnoiterments of 
the All-American Teams playing the modern open game. 

Good luck to you, Charley! and don't forget us ' ^5>.-^ '. 

"antiques " when you are flying your blue flag with two 
white stars. 



(gerarb JIatrben Wooh 

New York City, New York 

"Grot" "Jerry' 

"Looking for something to put on the 

Football Numerals; Baseball Numerals; 
Wrestling Squad; Class Handball Cham- 
pion; Varsity Baseball Squad. 

ANY years ago this old world was turned topsy-turvy by the birth of our hero, Gerard Hadden 
Wood. No sooner had Grot seen the light of day than he was entered on the waiting 
list for Groton, and while still within the revered walls of that good old school he began to 
cast longing glances upon the U. S. N. A., "where the pick of the country's youth are 
trained to serve their native land." He fluttered down upon Crabtown and became one of 

the rest of us picked birds. Besides his suit-case and a broad "a," he brought with him a system of 

locomotion that gets him over the ground in fine style, but which would hardly pass for a military walk. 
Grot's chief characteristic is his concentration upon the work in hand. He has this power so 

highly developed that to chance acquaintances he might appear to be absent-minded, but it is this 

faculty which has landed him high in class standing, has helped him to make good in athletics, and has 

enabled him to get to the bottom of things and differentiate 

between the good and the bad, the right and the wrong. 

When he begins to concentrate on rough-housing, foot- 
ball or wrestling he's apt to hurt someone's feelings before 

he is finished. 

Grot fusses very seldom, but when he does he just 

naturally puts all of us sure-enough ladies' men in the 

umbrage, so that you wouldn't notice us at all. It's funny 

how girls take to a man who pays no attention to them, 

but who, who could help taking to our Jerry? — savoir, 

athlete, gentleman, friend! 
"Say, you poor ass!" 


ILeigfjton Wooh 

Birmingham, Alabama 

"Violet" "Little One" "Shrimp' 

Lacrosse Numerals; Log Staff. 

HY Wood, L., ever left Alabama, even to become a midshipman, is a puzzle. Not but what 
we are mighty glad to have him with us, — no, — but to hear him and Scotty Minnis rave 
about Alabama you would think they were both appointed from Paradise. Of course we 
realize that not everyone can claim Alabama as his own native soil. 

Leighton has had a busy, lively time of it here, with his nose to the grindstone a good 

portion of it, too. For a while it appeared as though he and Sweetheart Wright were racing each 

other to see which could bilge most successfully in Dago, yet at the final show-down each managed 

to persuade the aliens of his fluent command of modern languages. Now, speaking of English, well, 

you'll have to admit that's a different tongue with a different story to tell. In that department Violet 

has kept up with the best of them — no one can spread Huxley over nice white theme paper with a more 

pleasing effect or help Gushing escape in a more thrilling 

manner. Aside from this purely theoretical exhibition of 

his ability to write English, it has been displayed practically 

in the Log. From the first he has been boosting our Friday 

evening antidote to boning with all his might until he has 

become Art Davis' right-hand man. 

The Little One is a cheerful man with a contagious 

smile and a whimsical attitude toward the trials of this hard 

life. He is willing to keep you company if you insist on 

being rhino, and will conjure up a marvelous array of /'■ 

grievances, but on analyzing them you will find that after all 

his troubles do not worry him; his list of grievances is in 

reality his friends'. 





Utica, New York 

"Skeeter" "Jimmy" 

Masqueraders (4, 3, 2, 1); Manager 
Masqueraders (1); Lucky Bag Staff Pho- 
tographer; Class Supper Committee; Choir 
(I); Gymnasium Team (3, 2, I); Track 
Numerals; GNT (I). 

ISTER, what do the girls call you?" "Skeeter, sir." And so he was christened. As a Plebe 
he was a veritable treasure to that old Sixth Company table a quarter of a mile from the 
O. C. He has not lost his ability as an entertainer, and there is never a gloom present 
when Skeeter is around, unless it is while discussing the last exam marks. For three years 
his room was the hang-out of the Sixth Company Crums and the scene of some of the 

finest athletics, Mex., ever held in Bancroft Hall. In spite of O'DriscoU's withering sarcasm, Skeeter 

more than held up his end of the game with his repertoire, enriched by experiences from Manila to 

Costa Rica. 

In Skeeter we have a man (yes, though he isn't much larger than his namesake) who is absolutely 

sincere in whatever he undertakes. He has the energy of a dozen ordinary mortals. In spite of some 

fierce skirmishes with the Math and Ordnance departments, 

he has found time for gym work, for the Masqueraders, both 

as actor and as manager, for the arduous position as Lucky 

Bag Staff Photographer, for a dozen other activities, — and 

yet says, that if Wotherspoon were savvy, he could do 

something besides dig for a 2.3! It's not all work, though; 

while not a frenzied society fighter like Harold, Skeeter 

misses very few hops, and his graceful dancing and ease of 

conversation mark him as one "who belongs. " 

The mere recital of his accomplishments cannot show 

his individuality; you must know him personally before you 

can appreciate that keen interest in life, in living, and in his 

friends, which is the most prominent trait of his character. 


rs,\ Fairbury, Nebraska 

"Race" "Sweetheart" 


WEETHEART'S" chief attribute is his bulldog determination. When he decides upon the 
proper course of action it is going to take something to stop him. Had a pretty hard time 
Plebe and Youngster years, but everything except Dago has gradually become easy for him. 
Dago just simply won't get any easier. The amount of work Wright puts on that subject 
would star the average pampered pet, while Wright just gets enough to break even with 
Tecumseh. But he gets enough. 

This same bulldog determination marks all of Sweetheart's views and opinions also; or, as Beef 
words it, "he has a bright and sunny disposition, but at times can be pretty stubborn." He has 
never asked very much from the class. That may be one reason why he has so many friends here; 
and if any of his friends need help, the right place is Room 490. 

At first it was locally supposed that he took no ' 

interest in femmes. True enough in the plural, but he looks 
for that little white envelope every morning ; and if you see his 
llama running around, calling loudly for help, blame it on the 
mail. Taking an interest in femmes singular does not imply 
even an occasional splurge into a pink tea-fight or a hop. 
When she tells him she is coming down to the hop, Sweet- 
heart fusses the chaperone, while Ma Honey tantalizes ^^/ 
Terpsichore with the "one and only." 

His chief delights are huge eats, cigars, and chapel. 
This last may seem strange, but we have a hunch that he 
spends the time there in anticipation of a certain rumored 
event to take place shortly after graduation. 


aiUan Eamsiep Wnvttlt 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 

"Gloom" "Allan' 

Football Numerals; Basketball Nume- 
rals; Gloom (4, 3. 2, 1). 

LLAN RAMSEY WURTELE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, we are proud of you! You fill the 
bill. You don't play on the Varsity, you don't stand one in grease, and you are the non- 
ratey P. O. in the first three battalions, but you are one of those who make Academy life 
what it is. Whatever you do, you do whole-heartedly, whether it is a Sunday baseball game 
with the Plebes or knocking a four-point-double-no on an Ordnance exam. 
Allan has not sought prominence, but we have not a classmate who is better known. Have 

you ever been rhino? The surest way to get rid of it is to get Allan's goat out and listen to him. Any 

man who can still be rhino after The Gloom begins is hopeless. But when spring arrives The Gloom 

comes into his own. He lives the week through in anticipation of the Sunday baseball game with the 

Plebes. All the next week he tries to make us forget his batting average and to convince someone that 

he caught a runner at second. Allan is many-sided, as 

described by the paper: "Midshipman Wurtele makes 

his best marks in mathematics and conduct, and plays 

football and basketball. " But this is inadequate. He is a 

seaman and keeps the weather side of the bridge in all 

weathers. He is a practical navigator when it comes to 

picking up lights. 

Allan is most fully appreciated by those who 

have been thrown with him intimately, whether on the 

"Wyoming," the "Idaho," or in the old Fourth. And 

he has proved to us all that he has the requisite qualities 

that make a congenial messmate and an efficient officer. 
"Just think! only twenty-four hours ago! " 


Walttv iWoabler ^pnne 

rN.V; New York City, New York ' -' '■) 



Masqueraders (4). 

. / 

y I 

secretary in the Superintendent's office called the roll with a break between Moakler and 
Anthony, Hughkus has been doing his best to disinherit two or three of his numerous names. 
Walter Moakler Anthony W. used to be his favorite nomenclature, but there are indications 
that Moakler Anthony will be placed in reserve while William Augustus will go into ordinary. 
We have but one thing against this freckle-faced lad from the Big City, and that is his devas- 
tating appetite. Even that has its advantages, for he usually has generous supplies of pemmican cached 
in his igloo and is ready to share it with any other fellow-famine victim who may straggle totteringly 
into his domicile. Second class year Hughkus distanced all competitors in a bean race in a manner 
which easily rated him Admiral of the Bean Navy. 

Strange to say, the one thing that interests W. W. 
M. A. A. W. more than food is music. No one in the class 
is more at home amid the works of Chopin and the other 
masters. When press of work interfered with technique, 
Hughkus got himself a Victrola and proceeded to play 
Chopin during all study periods except when Kneip was in 
the majority. Hughkus, in addition to his accomplish- 
ments above discussed, has a most uncanny grasp of those " / 
elusive mathematical jokes found in calculus and analytical "^ / 
geometry, and easily kept near the head of the class in that 
branch, yet without making life difficult for the wooden 
members of his section. His studies always have been minor 
troubles with Hughkus; to tell the truth we don't believe 
that he ever has any troubles at all, for he always presents 
the same smiling face from reveille to taps. 




Beiug a Chronicle of Erst-while Members of the Class of 1915 








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"E. G." 


"Harold D 

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est Virginia 



th Carolina 


■th Carolina 


North Dakota 

"Doc" "Jl 





th Carolina 

"Bosco ' 






th Carolina 


Washington, D. C. 



"John Bunyan" 








New York 




New York 



"I. B." 















RalpS Akard Preas 

Simon Joseph Lonergan 

George Berry Dobyns 










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"H. C." 
"Ducky " 






New Jersey 






New York 



North Carolina 




New Jersey 









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" 'Snoolcums' 








"Wild Bill" 






"Honus ' 




"Karl" "Watty" 

West Virginia 

"Grape Juice" 




"Casuallies o( the Old Sixth' 


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Plebe Year — four years ago. What 
a year! It is hazy and misty to us 
now, a dim memory, with all the 
bitterness faded out. Remember those 
purple nights Plebe summer? — when 
white works loomed in every corner 
of the Yard and skags glowed in the 
darkness of Worden Field ? We 
worked pretty hard, through long, 
hot days, plodding through the ever- 
lasting infantry drills, dancing with 
"Spuds" in the Gym. Then the upper 
classes came back; the grind com- 

1T is nearly time to cross the last 
wide river and to venture into 
the unknown country that lies 
beyond. Behind us lie other rivers 
and another country — a great wilder- 
ness. Four years ago, nearly, we 
entered that wilderness. Now we are 
almost out, leaving behind us four 
long years of work. In a few weeks 
we will be aboard our ships. But 
now — it's good to pitch that Turbine 
book into a corner, fill up that battered 
class pipe and — just remember. 



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menced that has never ceased. We made 
three trips to Washington that year. It 
was hot the first time, blazing hot. and cold 
the next. Arlington Bridge still remains 
the symbol of absolute zero temperature. 
But the third time — it rained, it poured. 
Our raincoats reposed in the State, War 
and Navy — we, in the rain. That new cap 
and the new suit of service got very, very 
wet. The months passed quickly and so 
did our class pins when they came. And 
then — and then — 

GRADUATION— The wild rush for the 


Lane and the absurdly happy class that twisted and turned in the Snake Dance. 

We were Youngsters. She was there for that June Ball, a night of pure magic. 

That was three years ago and you were only a past plebe, but you solved the 

problem that night — you were in love. 

Next day the cruise started. The Massachusetts sailed for Hampton Roads. 

The old ballyhoo Massy! We didn't know anything about battleships or how 

to do or act; but we tried our best, and failed to please. The long three months 

dragged away — day by day — the longest summer that ever was. Pax vobiscum 

— Let's forget. 

Leave — Youngster Leave. The crowd rushed for trains, the first ones out, 

and made the best of their ways HOME. Lord, it was good to get home again! 

But the days doubled up on us; September flew by so quickly that we were back 

before we knew it — back to Crabtown, Youngster Year and one stripe. 

Youngster Year — hops — town liberty. 
Could one ask more? We did. We wanted 
hop liberty and didn't get it. The hostiles 
gave us a run the next few months — Skinny, 
Math and Mech Pro. But we didn't mind 
very much. Thanksgiving was only a few 
weeks away. Franklin Field — the massed 
gray-legs opposite — and eleven Navy men 

The B. and W. 

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battlingdown there 
in front of us! How 
we yelled, till we 
were hoarse, and 
then some more! 
Our whole hearts 
there helping to 
drive the Army 
back. We licked 
them, too. Back 
to work again — 
the months slipped 
June Week came 

and another 

The Old Fourth Division 

away — another 

A Fleet Cruise this time, where we learned what 
the Navy is and realized in full how different the 
Massy Cruise had been. Jamestown and the Casino, 
Newport and the Hofbrau: between them we were 
eternally broke. Aboard ship the compartment was 
always full, with a couple of card games going and a 
community Bull can open. No one ever thought 
of moving till the watch came up and gently re- 
quested us to go below and stand our four hours in 
the heat and noise of the engine room. 

Second Class Leave — We knew better how to 
spend it and how to save the precious minutes, but 
not how to save the fast diminishing pile of dollars. 
Again time passed quickly — the Class Supper came. 
"How did it end?" Don't ask me. 1 was in a 

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happier, better land, discussing esthetics with a classmate somewhere. 1 wonder 
who that fellow was? 

With a rattle, bang and roar Second Class Year struck us and we struggled 
considerably. The B. & W. and Johnny Gow had their innings, as did bending 
moments and ampere-turns. The whole team had to be thrown aside and a new 
one appointed. They did well. 

The new Superintendent came and made speeches — always in exam week. 
In March he surprised us. If surprise could kill we would be dead and buried. 
The First Class conduct grades were abolished and as far as possible the already 
lordly First Classmen were given the status of officers. The Second Class gazed, 
admired, and had hopes. 

Along about then came the capture of Spriggs' artillery and the first faint 
whimpers of our newest-born, the Bugle Corps. Spring passed quickly and we 
were happy, carrying our left hands hidden in bath-robe pockets. The itinerary 
of the Crab Fleet Cruise came out — a list of alluring names: Italy, France, Gib, 
England. We didn't have time to read up travel books — there was a big river 
ahead we had to cross. 

At last, one day, we ran out of the exam room into a crowd of ruthless Huns 
and were flung far out into the raging waters, weighted down by that circlet 
on our left ring-fingers. We rated our rings — and showed them to everyone, 
over and over again. None of them quite equalled yours — remember? 

Next — the first Crab Fleet Cruise — the best cruise of all. Hard work, 
plenty of corking, a happy time abroad — who cared whether or not his "a " came 
out right? 

"Let go the starboard anchor. " The Cruise was over and the gingerbread 
dome of the Chapel shone a welcome back. In the last few hours of wild confusion 
we managed to gather up our scattered traps, get ashore, make a dash for the 
basement, a shower and cits. The gang melted away, steering by dead reckoning. 

What happened during the next thirty days? You remember and you smile 
when you think of them. But leave ended, as all golden ages must, and you came 
back to — 

First Class Year — alphabetical stripes — all the privileges 14 managed to 
attain — and life wasn't half bad. We could now taste to the full the pleasures of 
Crabtown in the dusk of the evenings. Few of us did. however The reality 
was not half as attrac- 
tive as the anticipation; 
and, besides. Turbines, 
Ballistics, and the rest 
were leading us a merry 
chase. Ask the Forty- 
niners. It has been a 
tumultuous year, not 
altogether pleasant. 
But now — "one more 
river to cross " — we 
can say that it has 
been the best of the 
four years, the four 
years that looked like 
all eternity to the Plebe 
of 1911. 









"Backward, roll backward, 
O Time in thy flight. 
And make me a child again 
Just for to-night."' 



We em- 
barked on the 
" Massachu- 
setts" as un- 
versed in the 
ways of the 
sea as a lover 
in the ways of 
women, and 
we were given 
no time to 
acquire our 
"legs." Be- 
fore we ar- 
r 1 V e d a t 
Roads some 
fifty of us 
were on the 
pap for "Art- 
■• Hold Your Heads Up!" idgg adrift in 

Lucky Bag," when hardly anyone knew that such an institution existed. While 
in the Roads we coaled ship, and, poor deluded mortals that we were, thought 
it was hard work, but many times during the next three months we wished 
we were engaged in such a mild and cleanly occupation. 








"Take Your Lillle Swim. " 

Our first port was Provincetown, and by 
the way we all crowded and fought to be the 
first ashore, one would have thought it was 
Paradise, or New York at the very least. But, 
mind you. this was our first shore liberty and 
we were still learning. After a two weeks' 
sojourn under the shadow of the Pilgrims' Monu- 
ment we shifted our anchorage from the per- 
petual odors of dried fish and some other things, and moved to Gardiner's Bay, 
where we began work in earnest. Enervating swimming drills, tiring boat drills, 
monotonous gun drills, wearying Swedish movements, irksome clothes scrub- 
bing, and overloaded pap sheets followed one another in rapid and unending 

Week-end liberties at New London and Newport were greatly enjoyed, and 
many good times were spent on the Old Cliff Walk and at the Griswold. Among 

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"An Accidental Spare Moment.' 

Roads, took on the football 
squad and transported them 
to Annapolis, after which we 
repaired to Solomon's Island. 
A crab cruise without a visit 
to Solomon's Island is about 
as complete as a midshipman's 
sketch of a B. and W. boiler, 
and we soon discovered why it 
was so considered. A bird's- 
eye view of the place might 
be described in the same way 
as a vacuum — there is noth- 
ing there — but a closer in- 

our most vivid remembrances 
of these places are the dis- 
covery and subsequent ex- 
ploration of the Hofbrau at 
Newport and Mr. Decker's 
inspection for shirts at New 
London. Our best two lib- 
erties were in Boston and New 
York, and while in the latter 
metropolis everyone who had 
the price availed himself of 
the opportunity to see the 
"Winsome Widow. " 

Toward the end of 
August we went to Hampton 

'Ten Minutes for Lunch.' 
















"Waiting for 'Quarters.'" 

throwin' at my boat!" While here we had an 
abandon ship drill, and accomplished it in the 
remarkable time of two hours and ten minutes. 
The probable reason for the slow disembarka- 
tion was our natural reluctance to leave the 
old hull which had been such a home to us. 

At last the time arrived to set sail for 
Annapolis. In accordance with custom, a 
block and tackle was rigged up, with the 
anchor on one end and an exceedingly jubilant 
line of midshipmen on the other. The old 
mud-hook was hauled up in record time and 
we were soon on the last leg of our journey. 
All was bustle and confusion. Happy smiles 
broke out on our faces, where for three months 
previously frowns and perspiration were the 
best we could raise. We were all on deck. 

spection reveals a vast and 
apparently unlimited supply 
of watermelons. It was not 
long before the decks of the 
old "Massy" looked like the 
morning after a "nigger" 
festival. The third steamer, 
secured to the port boom, 
was made the recipient of a 
volley of rinds, and well we 
remember the words of the 
hombre working in its hold, 
who said in that "some-boob- 
has-gummed- the-game" 
drawl: "Hey! you ginks quit 

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"All Hands Up Anchor!" 

crowded in the eyes of the ship, probably because that part would get 
in first, and the difference of a minute in our situation was equivalent to an 
hour elsewhere. Soon the Standish was sighted standing toward us, and 
we then knew how Columbus must have felt when he first saw the seaweed from 
the wild shores of Araerica. Never did Chapel dome look so beautiful as when 
we saw its golden periphery standing out in bold relief against its distant back- 
ground of mottled green. It was not the beauty of the scene which thrilled us, 
but the glorious thought that within twenty-four short hours the cruise of the 
Ballyhoo would be a thing of the past and the first leave as a midshipman a 
joyous realization. 

Our cruise was a tough one. The work was hard, but it was not the work 
which caused our troubles. An intangible, unplaceable something seemed 
always to rub the wrong way, causing an excess of unnecessary friction, the heat 
of which scorched many a pap sheet with numerous serious reports. The con- 
sensus of opinion is that the cruise was the making of our class, but said opinion 
is somewhat divided as to what it made of us. However, we all feel that the 
experience was beneficial to us in at least two ways: First, if we ever land in Sing 
Sing we will never grumble at the food, worry about the dirt nor kick against the 
inaction of a "striper's" life; and second, in years to come, when we are retired 
from the service of our country, we can place the younger generation on our 
knee and tell yarns of the old Navy, when midshipmen had to row ashore to 
make a liberty while the mess attendants were towed in steamers; of drinking 
water that was hotter than the "black hole;" of a new and effective method of 
hazing known as "Quarterdeck Movements;" of collision mats for breakfast 
which defied mutilation; of weather never so fair but that it was liable to 
shower; and of "ballistic corking, ' when to turn over was to kick a neighbor 
out of his hammock. 

As in everything, good or bad, we can pick many bright and amusing 
incidents out of those three memorable months, but thankful are we all that the 
cruise of the "Massy" is a reminiscence of yesterday and not a reality of to- 







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THIS whole volume could not do our Second Class Cruise justice. Every ship 
had a cruise of its own, and every man on each ship a different story to 

tell; but they all were enthusiastically satisfied. For example, there was 
the "Wyoming," whose first port was Newport, whose second port was also 
Newport; in fact, Newport was their only port. Week out at maneuvers, week 
in at anchor off the Jamestown landing — doesn't sound interesting, does it? 
Well, there's where you fool yourself; Newport had compensations ranging from 
strolls along Cliff Walk to the "Mother Goose Ball." 

Then there was the Mexican Cruise, with three sticky hours of liberty at 
Vera Cruz, during which time Hoooops almost started a revolution single-handed. 

As for the "Arkansas: " well, we've stopped trying to believe all those tales 
of twenty-nine days at New York as escort of the "Minaes Geraes;' of "All 

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ing-houses of some of the wildest y 
Did we appreciate it? — after 
appreciating was the best Httle thing 
at maneuvers or if notebook work on 
the "Kansas" ran up into the dozens 
of pages? We were in the Fleet, see- 
ing how things were done in the 
regular Navy, and incidentally learn- 
ing a whole lot. Best of all, we were 
treated most royally by the officers. 

Aboard" parties (this was in the Old 
Navy, before the summer of 1914); 
of Malcolm's and Bill's huge liberty; 
of bliss unalloyed for all midshipmen 
from the gunman Spriggs to the soche 

The "Kansas ' and Bar Harbor; 
the "North Dakota" and its racy 
narrative of Fourth of July at East- 
port, Maine; that all-eclipsing hop on 
the "Utah " — not a ship without a 
memorable experience. The Hofbrau 
and the Perry House became the clear- 

arns spun since Noah put to sea. 
Youngster Cruise? Aye, that we did! — 

we did. What if we stayed up all night 

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At Sea. 

Except for the interesting and 
instructive drill, the trip across has 
been uneventful. I suffered slightly 
from mal-de-mer. 


This place is far different from any 
I have ever before visited, with its 
narrow, dirty streets, tiny shops, and 
varied odors. The sanitary condi- 
tions are indescribable because there 
are none apparent. 


We have spent three delightful 
days here. What I saw of the fortifi- 
cations impressed me exceedingly. 
The shops are full of delightful 
curiosities from all over the world. 
Was much disgusted by a bull-fight 1 
witnessed at Algeciras. 


Nothing but work all the way over. 
Sick as a dog the second day out. 
Couldn't even enjoy a smoke. 

Gee! I'm glad I live in the U. S. A., 
where two horses can pass in the 
streets; where department stores 
flourish; and, best of all, where you 
can get a cold glass of beer and a free 
lunch and don't have to cut the 
atmosphere with a knife to get at it. 

Have invested most of my sub- 
stance in tobacco at Saccone and 
Speed's, but I spent some to see a bull- 
fight. Say ! I don't blame the Span- 
iards for liking them. . . The Dagos 
in the shops certainly soak us poor, 
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Interesling and Instructive — "Shooting the Sun" 






The Audience with Pope Pius X 


Beautiful Napoli! It has exceeded 
my highest expectations, with its 
beautiful Bay, with sombre Vesuvius 
behind, with peaceful Capri, the Blue 
Grotto, the wonderful museums and 
churches, and the melancholy ruins of 

How a modern city like Naples tol- 
erates heat, flies, fleas and Pompeii is 
more than I can savvy. The country 
around hereabouts is certainly pretty, 
especially the Amalfi Drive, but I 
can't give the rest of it much. 







Rome! I can scarcely believe that 
I have actually visited the Eternal 
City, with its wondrous churches, its 
beautiful art galleries, its storied 
ruins. All of these recall pictures of 
every age from Caesar to the present 
day; but I have seen so much in my 
short stay that the pictures insist on 
getting mixed together. I find 
Michelangelo painting pictures for 
Tiberius Caesar, and I know it's not 
right. We were honored by an 
audience with His Holiness, Pope 

Well, I've been to Rome, but I'll be 
hanged if I'll do as the Romans do! 
No beggar's life for mine. Had an 
interview with the Pope, saw St. 
Peter's and a whole lot of other 
churches. Went to the Vatican Mu- 
seum and various ruins. 1 wonder 
if our buildings and roads will be in as 
good condition in the year 3415. 
The Romans apparently don't stay 
out late. Nothing doing in the 
restaurants after the theatre. Most 
exciting thing is to go out and look 
at the Colosseum by moonlight. 


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We have waved adieu to those who 
go to London while we on the "Idaho " 
proceed to Villefranche. I trust the 
city will prove interesting. 

Good-bye, Fleet! The rest of the 
gang have left for London, while we 
ease up to Villefranche to hand the 
"Idaho " over to the Greeks. 



Each place I see seems more beauti- 
ful than the last, but this must be the 
climax. Everything here is delightful. 
Many of the fellows have taken trips 
to Switzerland, Paris, and nearby 
resorts. The work of transferal from 
the "Lemnos" to the "Maine" was 
terribly fatiguing. 

Gibraltar Again. 

I trust we are protecting American 
interests, but I can't see many signs 
of it. 

St. Michaels, Azores. 

This is one of the most fertile spots 
I have ever seen, but there seems to be 
no life in the place. The climate is 
undoubtedly enervating. We pur- 
chased 400 tons of coal at the ex- 
orbitant price of $1 2.50 per ton. 

Off the Delaware Capes. 

Home! Ive raved over Europe's 
beautiful views all through this diary, 
but the best of the cruise was the good 
old U. S. A. coming up over the 
horizon this morning, and a better 
one will be the U. S. S. "Maine " going 
out of sight to-morrow morning. 

Dead broke! What the cafes of 
Nice missed, Monte Carlo got. I 
should worry. I had a good time 
while it lasted. No sight-seeing for 
mine. Deuce of a job getting changed 
from the "Idaho. " Broke, tired, and 
happy — nice combination. 

Hotter than Tophet! Nothing but 
drilling and watching leave disappear. 

I've eaten so many watermelons, 
canteloupes and pineapples to-day 
that I'm sick. But I had to do it 
to get all the excitement the Azores 
afford — they're deader than Pompeii. 
More coal — coal — coal ! I 

Cape Henry abeam and leave in the 
offing. I sure am glad the cruise is 
over, but I had a high time of it, after 


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AL : "Why, hello, Joe! How is the boy? Dyer have a good cruise? Gee, 
it sure must have been great to see all those foreign places! Doggone! it 

was just my luck to stumble over a brick at the June Ball and break my 
ankle so I couldn't go abroad with you fellows. Say! what did you see in 
London? 1 hear the boys had themselves a time there. Yuh! here's a "Fat." 
Now shoot!" 

Joe: "Right you are, Roger! old London gets the little red automobile 
so far as I'm concerned. Those knuts over there 
certainly showed us the town — and other things be- 
sides. Did 1 see any sights? Whad ye mean — 
sights? Oh! London Tower, Westminster Abbey, 
and all the other ruins? Sure I saw Westminster 
Abbey (or was it Buckingham Palace?), one morning 
about half after — get that half after, Al — five, from 
a taxi window when I was returnmg from Murray's 
Club with a party. Who was the party? Now, 
look here, Al! we won't indulge in no personalities. 

"Man, but those night clubs are a great in- 
stitution. Wish they'd start some in Annapolis and 
let the midshipmen in. Fat chance, though! Why, 
the first night at the Leicester Club they thought 
Overesch was Gunboat Smith, and after that 'Swede' 
could have had the whole place for tuppence 
ha'penny. Joe Chadwick wais chaperoned by a 
Cardiff millionaire, and, besides fussing the leading 
lady of the "Cinema Star, " had a limousine (not the 
Bates kind, either) to ride around in. And Hunter — 
my word, he felt right at home. He gathered unto 
himself a large supply of clothes, among which was 



ropping (he Pilot 




a three-bone suit, and furthermore distinguished him- 
self Jack Marshall? Oh, yes! he fell for an 

English f emme, as per his usual custom And 

it isn't everybody who can have a Russian princess 
(shades of Eleanor Glyn!) invite him to spend a week- 
end at Maidenhead. Why, 's matter with you, 

"The regular Johnny Bull chappies were a bit 
slow, doncherknow, old top. Why, one young 
English damsel said she was out motoring a whole 
afternoon with one of the blooming boys, and he 
never even offered to kiss her! How awful! eh, Al? 
" Did you read that slanderous article in the 
N. Y. Gazook about what the midshipmen were 
doing in London? — first question on arrival being, 
'What is the way to the telephone booth?' And all 
the rest of the jolly rot? Well, all 1 got to say, old 
pal, is 1 , 2, 3 ! Don't you believe me? 

'According to Richard Waller-hyphen-Bates, 
one of the pioneers in the Onward and Upward 
movement, and others of our upper strata of society, even Paris, that frivolous 

city of delights, was surpassed by dear old Lunnon You call anyone on 

the phone, and he, she, it, or they would say 'Who are you, anyway? Oh, 1 
say! are you there? are you there?' We were there like a duck. You know 
me, Al!" 




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Alexander, B. R. 
Alger. M. M. 
Awtrey, R. A. 
Bacon, W. P. 
Bagby, L. W. 
Baker, C. A. 
Bateman, A. H. 
Baugh, H. V. 
Beatty, F. E., Jr. 
Benson, F. W. 
Berkey. R. S. 
Berwind, C. G. 
Betts, J. E. 
Blackburn, C. K. 
Bloom, J. M. 
Bogan, G. F. 
Borden. W. E.. J 
Bourne. R. C. 
Boyer. W. F. 
Braine. C. E 



Athletic Representative 

Hop Committee 




Lucky Bag 




Jacksonville, Ala. 

Annapolis, Md. 

Marietta, Ga. 

Tiffin, O. 

New Haven. Mo. 

Lynchburg. Va. 

Helena. Mont. 

Boonville. Ind. 

Washington, D. C. 

Philadelphia. Pa. 

Goshen. Ind. 

Philadelphia. Pa. 

Keokuk. la. 

Omaha. Neb. 

Detroit, Mich. 

Chicago, 111. 

Goldsboro. N. C. 

Somerville. Mass. 

Festus. Mo. 

New York, N. Y. 

Brewster. G. P.. Jr 
Broadfoot, H. B. 
Brown. L. F. 
Bunnell. G. F. 
Burhans, A. D. 
Carlson. M. O. 
Carney, R. B. 
Carpenter. D. M. 
Carr. T. DeW. 
Carrington. W. S. 
Carson. J. H. ~.. 
Casey. W. R. 
Cauldwell, O. R. 
Cecil. C. P. 
Chapline. G. F. 
Claghorn. R. R. 
Cochrane. E. F. 
Cole. M. 
Compton. J. P. 
Cooper. L. 

Salida. Colo. 

Black Mountain, N. C. 

Danbury. Conn. 

Brooklyn. N. Y. 

Owosso, Mich. 

Marshfield, Ore. 

Philadelphia. Pa. 

Scranton. Pa. 

Huntington. W. Va. 

Spartanburg. S C. 

Spartanburg. S. C. 

Rouses Point. N. Y. 

Crawfordsville. Ind. 

Louisville, Ky. 

Lincoln, Neb. 

Tacoma. Wash. 

Bismarck. N. D. 

Carmel. N. Y. 

New Haven. Conn. 

Washington. D. C. 










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Cooper, T. V. 

Media, Pa. 


Cowles, W. B. 

Honolulu, H. T. 

Craig, C. 

Raleigh, N. C. 


Craven, F. B. 
Dague. B. S. 

Annapolis, Md. 
Danville, 111. 


Davidson, G. D. 

New Orleans, La. 


Davis, J. K. 

Tronesta, Pa. 

Davison, R. E. 

St. Louis, Mo. 

Dudley, S. E. 

Laramie, Wyo. 

Durgin, C. T. 

Palmyra, N. J. 


Earle, N. P. 

Des Plaines, 111. 

Earnhardt, E. S. 

Key West, Fla. 

Emerson, A. T. 

East Braintree. Mass. 

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Erickson. O. W. 

Oklahoma City, Okla. 


Ericsson, E. L. 

Westhampton, N. Y. 

Evans, C. E. 

Alexandria, Va. 

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Failing, R. V. A. 

Detroit, Mich. 


Fallon, H. N. 

Wayne, Pa. 

Fechteler, W. M. 

Washington, D. C. 

Feineman, W. W. 

St. Louis, Mo. 


Fiske. L. S. 

Whitinsville, Mass. 

Flood, B. P. 

San Rafael, Cal. 

Forrestel, W. J. 

Buffalo. N. Y. 

Eraser, A. E. 

East Orange, N. J. 


Fuller, E. C. 

Washington, D. C. 


Furey, B. G. Cornwall-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

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Gates, N. N. 

Annapolis, Md. 


Geisenhoff. A. C. 

Oneida, N. Y. 


Gibson, M. E. 

Hudson Falls, N. Y. 

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Gill, C. C. 

Bell Buckle, Tenn. 


Gilliam, C. T. 

Hondo, Tex. 


Ginder, S. P. 

Altoona, Pa. 


Glutting, P. R. 

Fort Wayne, Ind. 


Goen, P. S. 

Independence, la. 


Grassie, H. J. 

Cohasset, Mass. 

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Gregory, J. W. 

Kingston, N. Y. 


Grosskopf, H. L. 

Minneapolis, Minn. 


Halpine, C. G. 

New York, N. Y. 

HamiU, C. W. 

Temple, Tex. 


Hamilton, S. A. 

Bridgeport, Conn. 


Hardison, O. B. 

Fayetteville, N. C. 


Havill, C. H. 

Marion. O. 

Hawthorne, W. G. 

Peru, 111. 

Heath, W. S. 

Camden, S. C. 


Herndon, L. 

Washington, D. C. 


Hilton, C. H. 

Socorro, N. M. 

Hinton, J. 

Columbia, Mo. 


Hitchcock, R. S. 

Springfield, Mass. 

Holcombe, B. R. 

Staten Island, N. Y. 


Holmes, M. G. 

Pontotoc. Miss. 

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Hoover, G. C. 

Columbus, O. 


Home, H. M. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Hussey, G. F., Jr. 

Brookline, Mass. 

Jacobsen, A. W. 

Wilton, la. 


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Jefferis, L. V. 
Jenkins, B. F. 
Jenkins, E. H. 
Jones, H. S. 
Jones, R. H. 
Jones, R. K. 
Joy, C. T. 
Kalk, S. F. 
Keady, W. L. 
Keliher, T. J., Jr. 
Kennedy, R. N. 
Kenworthy, J. L. 
Kercher, M. A. 
Ketcham, T. 
Kirtland, F. D. 
Kirtland, S. W. 
Kitts, W. A., 3d 
Klein, G. C. 
Krez, C. A. 
LaMotte, R. S. 
Lawrence, N. T., Jr. 
Lawson, J. H. 
Loventhal, W. F. 
Lyle, C. H. 
Lyle, H. K. 
McFall, A. C. 
McGinnis, K. 
MacKay, W. E. 
Major, E. M. 
Marston, F. R. 
Martin, G. F. 
Mayer, A. D. 
Mayfield. S. G.. Jr. 
Meadows, P. L. 
Merwin, H. C. 
Miles, A. C. 
Miller, W. E. 
Moon, D. P. 
Moore, A. J. 
Morgan, G. 
Mullinnix, H. M. 
Northern, P. L., Jr. 
Pamperin, A. T. 
Parker, I. 
Patterson, T. T. 
Phelps, H. L. 
Price. G. D. 
Price, J. D. 
Price, W. R. 
Radford, A. W. 
Ragsdale, V. H. 
Redfield, H. J. 
Reed, M. W. 
Reinburg, J. E. 

Wilmington, Del. 

Portsmouth, N. H. 

Newport News, Va. 

New York, N. Y. 

Washington, D. C. 

Hennessey, Okla. 

New York, N. Y, 

Washington, D. C. 

Rochester. N. Y. 

Boston, Mass. 

Concord, N. H. 

Coatesville. Pa. 

Goshen. Ind. 

Englewood. N. J. 

Salina. Kan. 

St. Augustine, Fla. 

Oswego, N. Y. 

Mt. Orab, O. 

Sheboygan, Wis. 

Seattle, Wash. 

Lawrence, L. I., N. Y. 

Columbia. Mo. 

Georgetown, Tex. 

Johnson City, Tenn. 

Gloucester, Mass. 

Ridgeway, S. C. 

Effingham, III. 

Milton, Mass. 

Binghamton, N. Y. 

Pensacola. Fla. 

San Francisco, Cal. 

Maple Lake. Minn. 

Denmark. S. C. 

Ruston, La. 

Beaver City. Neb. 

Denver, Colo. 

North Troy, N. Y. 

Kokomo, Ind. 

Earned. Kan. 

Porters Falls, W. Va. 

Attica, Ind. 

Snowden, N. C. 

Oconto. Wis. 

Shelbyville. Tenn. 

Camden. N. J. 

Malone. N. Y. 

Charleston, W. Va. 

Little Rock. Ark. 

Warwick. Md. 

Grinnell. la. 

Toccoa, Ga. 

Montclair. N. J. 

Lexington, Mass. 

Capitan. N. M. 











Rhudy. A. M. 
Roberts. J. S., Jr. 
Rodgers. B. J. 
Rogers, A. C. 
Root, A. B. 
Rofjer. C. H. 
Rutledge, P. W. 
Ryan. D. L. 
Ryan. J. B. 
Safford. L. F. 
Sauer. E. P. 
Sawyer. A. L. 
Schmidt. H. 
Schott. W. W. 
Schrader. A. E. 
Scott. J. A. 
Selman, A. J. 
Simms. J. W. 
Sitz. W. H. 
Smith. E. M. 
Solberg, T. A. 
Steele, J. M. 
Sternberg, J. A. 
Stoffel, E. J. 
Stonestreet, M. B. 
Sumners, G. W. 

Carrollton. Ga. 

Danville. Ky. 

Pittsburgh. Pa. 

Norfolk. Va. 

Providence, R. I. 

Napa. Cal. 

Lincoln. 111. 

Tucson, Ariz. 

Cambridge. O. 

Boston, Mass. 

Council Bluffs. la. 

Springfield. 111. 

Pittsburgh. Pa. 

Leavenworth. Kan. 

Batesville. Ind. 

Thansville. Ala. 

Monroe, La. 

Laurel, Miss. 

Davenport. la. 

Olympia, Wash. 

Sandpoint. Id. 

Denver. Colo. 

Baltimore. Md. 

Racine. Wis. 

Nashville. Tenn. 

Owensville, Ind. 

Sutherland, W. C. 
Swenson. L. K. 
Swink. R. C. 
Terhune. J. A. 
Thompson, W. M. 
Tildsley. J. M. 
Twining. R. B. 
Vail. L. R. 
VanBuskirk, R. J. 
Vincent. J. A. 
Walker. R. J. 
Warner, T. D. 
Waiters. J. S.. Jr. 
Wead. F. W, 
Webb. A. W. 
Webb. R. E. 
Webb. W. W. 
Wessell. L. P. 
Wheeler, C. J. 
White. H. J. 
Wilkes, J. 
Williams. J. E. 
Woodward. D. C. 
Wynkoop. N. O. 
Young. C. 
Ziroli, H. W. 

Janesville, Wis. 

Provo, Utah 

Stroudsburg, Pa. 

Hackensack. N. J. 

Marshall, Va. 

Natchez, Miss. 

Monroe, Wis. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Orlando, Fla. 

Chicago, 111. 

Washington, D. C. 

Ashland. Wis. 

New Orleans. La. 

Peoria, 111. 

Washington, D. C. 

Minden, La. 

Watertown, Wis. 

Wilmington, N. C. 

Mobile, Ala. 

Baltimore, Md. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Waltham, Mass. 

College Park. Ga. 

Philadelphia. Pa. 

Washington, D. C. 

Fall River, Mass. 


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^econb Clas^si 




WE embarked for the 
cruise with the 
air of old globe- 
trotters and proceeded to 
prove the truth of the old 
proverb that "On a crab 
cruise it's the Second Class 
that caulks off and makes 
liberties. " With ill-con- 
cealed glee we watched the 
other classes in their efforts 
to appear happy, but by 
the time we reached the 
Straits we had conde- 
scended to initiate them into the mysteries of buying stuff in Gib after we had 
held a class reunion in Saccone and Speed's sample room. Thanks to Chaplain 
Brodman, we made a flying trip to Rome, and many of us vowed, then and there, 
that we would really see the Eternal City some day. 

In Merrie England we made up for those ages since we had seen a real show 
by taking in everything from grand opera to the Hippodrome. In our few hours 
of daylight we saw the Tower, St. Paul's, the Abbey, and so on through the list, 
always finishing with one of those wonderful meals at "Simpson's. " We were 
well cared for on all our liberties, individual chaperones alone being lacking. 

We passed through Crabtown so fast that we made a blur of new "cits" 
on the landscape. Then for thirty days we forgot night watches and scrubbing 
decks, and lived. We really did go on leave last September, although now it is 
so far away that it seems like a dream. We came back looking for the man who 


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said that Second Class Leave 
did not come up to Young- 
ster Leave. He busted! 

We broke out our ser- 
vice, looked at those two 
^'jm ^1^^^"* ^ ' '' stripes, and realized that 

^H^^ '^" M* *te IT ^^ were in the places of 

f" Ife^k,, .....^ . ^"..iMk^ , r 4 " those demigods whom we 

had worshipped all Plebe 

Year. We were somebody 

now, and we felt that 

^fc^^ ^ , '\ , J, A, Youngster Year had been 

^^^ ^^^■^M aLl '■ ■■' ^^' w but a poor imitation of 

being upperclassmen. 
Having been victimized for the usual stack of books "prepared for the 
use of Midshipmen, etc.," we tackled the much-dreaded studies of Second 
Class Year. We passed through the first battle with but trifling casualties, 
but the next left many stretched out on the field. They all came back, however, 
and we'll all "put 'em on " together. 

There was a goodly 
number of '16's best in that 
game team that was beaten, 
but not conquered, on Frank- 
lin Field. The duty of sink- 
ing those Graylegs next fall 
devolves on us, and with 
every man in the Brigade 
fighting with the Team, we'll 
do it. 

June 4th will be a 
happy day for us, both in 
what we gain and in what 
we lose. In these May 
days we knock off boning, 
put our feet on the radiator and dream of the days when, listed to port with 
class rings, '16 will be the First Class. Speed on, O Happy Day! 










Allen. J. K. 
Anderson, H. W. 
Appleton, D. S. 
Austin, L. B. 
Avery. H. 
Baker. H. O. 
Ball. W. H. 
Bartholdi. J. J. 
Bartlett. S. J. 
Beall, R. L. 
Bigelow, A. A. 
Blodgett, H. C. 
Boehme, P. L. 
Bowman, C. H. 
Brady, E. E., Jr. 
Brewer, S. B. 
Brewington, C. W. 

Clasg of 1917 



Athletic Representative 

Lucky Bag 



Hop Committee 


Albuquerque. N. M. 

Missoula, Mont. 

Washington. D. C. 

Philadelphia. Pa. 

Philadelphia. Pa. 

Brandon, Vt. 

Kansas City. Mo. 

Prescott. Ariz. 

Mooresville. Ala. 

Greensboro. N. C. 

Lake Forest. 111. 

New York, N. Y. 

Peoria. 111. 

Pittston, Pa. 

Ellsworth. Me. 

Dadeville, Ala. 

Stamford. Tex. 

Brightman. A. B. 
Browne, D. 
Browne. W. T. 
Buchalter. B. 
Byers, R. R. 
Bynon. J. F.. Jr. 
Caldwell. E. B. 
Calhoun. W. C, 
Campbell. C. 
Clark. G. W. 
Clark. H. W. 
Clark. J. J. 
Clark. V. O. 
Clarke, W. P. O. 
Claude, W. S. B. 
Coe, D. W. 
Collins. R. F. 

St. Paul, Minn. 

Lancaster. Pa. 

Columbus, Ohio 

Terre Haute, Ind. 

Terre Haute, Ind. 

Newton, Kan. 

Tacoma. Wash. 

Philadelphia. Pa. 

Pittsburg. Kan. 

St. Cloud. Minn. 

Fredonia, Kan. 

Chelsea. Okla. 

Wheatland, Wyo. 

Dunsmuir. Cal. 

Annapolis, Md. 

Duluth, Minn. 

Clinton. Mo. 




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Comstock, M. 
Connolly, M. J. 
Conover, J. P., Jr. 
Conyne, J. H. 
Cook, S. 

Cooley, T. R., Jr. 
Coontz, K. L. 
Councill, H. F. 
Courtney, F. J. 
Craig, A. B. 
Creesy, A. E. 
Cronan, J. G. 
Crosley. F. S. 
Cruse, J. R. 
Cummings, G. C. 
Curr, C. R. 
Curran, J. A. 
Daab. P. M. 
Dashiell, R. B. 
Davis, W. P. 
Dean, F. H. 
Dees, R. E. 
Denebrink, F.^C. 
DeVeaux, L. C. 
Dietrich, W. F. 
Dillon, S. E. 
Doughty, L., Jr. 
Douglas, A. D. 
Downey, K. C. W. 
Duncan, D. B. 
Dunwoody, K. 
Duvall, E. E., Jr. 
Eaches, R. M. 
Elmore, W. 
Ely, H. E., Jr. 
Ely, H. F. 
Evans, D. R. 
Fahrion, F. G. 
Fairlamb, G. R., Jr. 
Fisher, T. G. 
Flagg, A. P. 
Fleming, R. W. 
Floyd-Jones, K. 
Foley, F. C. 
Forshew, J. H., Jr. 
Forster, G. F. 
Fox, D. C. 
Fox, H. W. 
Fullinwider, S. P. 
Gale, T. B. 
Click, D. 
Cover, L. L. 
Grant, V. F. 
Gray, J. F. W. 

Fargo, N. D. 

Taunton, Mass. 

Concord, N. H. 

Montclair, N. J. 

New Brunswick, N. J. 

Grass Valley, Cal. 


Hickory, N. C. 

Marquette, Mich. 

Asheville, N. C. 

Beverly, Mass. 

San Francisco, Cal. 

Macon, Ga. 

Hardin, Mo- 

West Boylston, Mass. 

New York, N. Y. 

Lewiston, Me. 

Hoboken, N. J. 

Annapolis, Md. 

Grangeville, Id. 

Newark, Del. 

Crystal Springs, Miss. 

Sheridan, Wyo. 

St. Louis, Mo. 

New York, N. Y. 

Hot Springs, Ark. 

Houston, Tex. 

Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

Port Huron, Mich. 

New York, N. Y. 

Baltimore, Md. 

Reading, Pa. 

Demopolis, Ala. 

Iowa City, la. 

Jeannette, Pa. 

Lewes, Del. 

Pickens, W. Va. 

Richmond, Va. 

Onyx Hill, Md. 

Pacific Grove, Cal. 

The Plains, Va. 

New York, N. Y. 

Fort Leavenworth, Kan. 

New York, N. Y. 

Summit, N. J. 

Lebanon, Pa. 

Richmond, Ind. 

Raton, N. M. 

Cedar Rapids, la. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

New Decatur, Ala. 

Meridian, Miss. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Grove, C. S., 3d 
Gruelick, R. W. 
Haeberle, F. E. 
Hagen, E. G. 
Hanafee, F. J. 
Hansen, C. L. 
Hanson, E. G. 
Harper, R. H. 
Harris, T. F. 
Harrison. T. W., Jr. 
Harriss, G. L. 
Harvey, L. 
Hayden, C. L. 
Hayes, H. D. 
Headlee, C. DeV. 
Heffernan, J. B. 
Hendley, T. B. 
Herndon, C. 
Hoeffel, K. M. 
Holden, C. F. 
Holton. C. McK. 
Hooks, D. R. 
Hoover, G. B. 
Hopkins, W. H., Jr. 
Howard, G. T. 
Hudson, L. J. 
Hurlbut, E. S. 
Huschke, P. W. F. 
Hutson, A. L. 
Hyde, R. U. 
Irby, F. S. 
Jackson, H. W. 
Jacobsen, C. L. 
Jenkins, J. H. 
Johnson, C. W. 
Jones, C. M. 
Jones, E. H. 
Jones, W. D., Jr. 
Keating, R. E. 
Keefe, J. H. 
Keller, G. M. 
Keller, K. 
Kelly, L. E. 
Kennedy, J. F. 
Kiland, 1. N. 
Kimball, E. A. 
King, E. D. 
Klem, H. S. 
Knowles, H. B. 
Lehrfeld, I. 
Lively, F. W. 
Lowry, E. J. 
Lucado, T. J. 
Ludlow, W. G., Jr. 


Philadelphia, Pa. 

Lafayette, Ind. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

Cranford, N. J. 

New Albany, Ind. 

Bismarck, N. D. 

Salt Lake City, Utah 

Houston, Tex. 

Versailles, Ky. 

Winchester, Va. 

Wilmington, N. C. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Apollonia, Wis. 

Boston, Mass. 

Seattle, Wash. 

Washington, Ind. 

Columbia, Tenn. 

Plattsburg, Mo. 

Green Bay, Wis. 

Bangor, Me. 

Portsmouth, O. 

Pine Prairie, Ark. 

Condit, O. 

Cincinnati, O. 

Augusta, Ga. 

Pacific Grove, Cal. 

Oswego, Kan. 

Portland, Ore. 

New Orleans, La. 

New York, N. Y. 

Washington, D. C. 

Lincoln Center, Kan. 

Portland, Ore. 

Bellingham, Wash. 

Minneapolis, Minn. 

Asheville, N. C. 

Erie, Pa. 

San Angelo, Tex. 

Jacksonville, 111. 

Portland, Me. 

Hartford, Conn. 

New Stanton, Pa. 

Shadwell, Va. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Madison, Wis. 

Albuquerque, N. M. 

New York, N. Y. 

Reading, Pa. 

South Berwick, Me. 

New York, N. Y. 

Charleston, W. Va. 

Providence, R. I. 

Fairfield, Neb. 

Worcester, Mass. 










Luth. W. C. 

Brooklyn, N. Y 

McCann, A. R. 

North Adams, Mass 

McCarty. W. L. 

Danville, Ky 

Mclver. G. W.. Jr. 

San Francisco, Cal 

McKee. A. I. 

Lawrenceburg, Ky 

McReynolds, R. W. 

Jr. Mineola, Tex 


Mack, A. R. 

Derry. N. H 

Manton, J. P. 

Toledo, O 

Maples, H. L. 

Scottsboro, Ala 

Marbourg. E. F. 

Colorado Springs, Colo 


Mason. G. H. 

Washington, D. C 


Matthews, R. B. 

Washington, D. C 

1 I, 

Mentz, G. F. 

New York. N. Y 

Metcalf, J. T. 

Wickford, R. I 

Mitchell, E. A. 

Washington. D. C 

Moen, A. T. 

Cresco, la 

Moore, V. J. 

Minersville, Pa 

Moore, V. R. 

Hudson. N. Y 


Moran, E. J. 

Chicago, 111 


Morcock, W. J. 

Washington, D. C 


Morris, E. W. 

Hamilton, O 

V ^ 

Moss, J. E. 

Annapolis. Md 

Murphy, J. V. 

Brownwood, Tex 

Muschlitz, E. E. 

Reading, Pa 

Neilson. F. W. 

New York, N. Y 


Nichols, H. J. 

Pleasant Hill, Mo 

Noble. A. 

Ardmore, Okla 


Ogg. R. R. 

Buffalo, N. Y 

. 1 , / 

Oster, H. R. 

Utica, N. Y 

Ostrander, J. E.. Jr. 

Amherst, Mass 

1 /r 

Park, P. H. 

Raleigh, N. C 


Parkhurst, T. R. 

Chicago, 111 


Perkins, C. N. 

Berkeley, Cal 


Phillips, E. R. 

Sioux City, la 

Phillips, W. K. 

Atlanta, Ga 

Poindexter, G. A. 

Spokane, Wash 

Porter, R. L.. Jr. 

Baltimore, Md 

Post. C. K. 

New York, N. Y 

Presnell. B. K. 

Blanchard, Id 

Price, A. I. 

Cleveland. O 

Quinby, W. P. 

New York. N. Y 

Randolph, R. L., Jr. 

Baltimore. Md 

Rawlings. N. L. 

Lawrenceville. Va 

Reagle. C. M. 

Wellesville. O 

Reaves. A. G. 

Orlando. Fla 

Reifel, W. McK. 

West Unity, O 

Richards. W. P. 

Spokane. Wash 

Richmond, J. OD. 

Philadelphia. Pa 

Rogers. E. B. 

Herndon. Va 

Rogers. F. O. 

Waco, Tex 


Ross, T. D. 

Prescott, Ariz 


Routier, G. E. 
Sallada, H. B. 
Sargeant, L. P. 
Schneider, A. P. 
Schofield, A. R. 
Schumacher. T. L. 
Sease. H. St. C. 
Senn, E. M. 
Shepard. A. G. 
Shortridge. P. F. 
Shown. W. V. 
Sizer. B. L. 
Skylstead. R. F. 
Small, L. F. 
Smith, F. A. 
Smith, H. W. 
Sobel, H. R. 
Sparrow, E. 
Spellman, F. T. 
Spencer, D. A. 
Staples, G. B. 
Staud, B. F. 
Steeves, L. S. 
Stone. J. G. M. 
Stump, F. B. 
Tevis. P. U. 
Thoma, C. G. 
Tobin. R. G. 
Toombs, H. J. 
Topp, E. 
Twomey, J. J. 
Tyler. J. C. 
Vytlacil. N. 
Waddell. J. E. 
Wainwright. L. 
Waldschmidt, T. M. 
Wallin. H. N. 
Walton. J. N. 
Ward, C. O. 
Warren, P. W. 
Weber, G. K. 
Weis, F. L. 
Weitzel. C. W. 
Wells. B. O. 
Woodruff, J. L. 
Wooster, S. H. 
Worden, F. L. 
Wyatt, B. H. 


Detroit, Mich. 

Williamsport, Pa. 

Hutchinson, Kan. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

Warren. Pa. 

Heron Lake. Minn. 

Orangeburg. S. C. 

Washington, D. C. 

Syracuse, N. Y. 

Kansas City, Mo. 

San Antonio, Tex. 

Champaign, 111. 

Havre, Mont. 

Persia, la. 

Fairburg. Neb. 

Corning. N. Y. 

Cleveland, O. 

Omaha, Neb. 

Boston, Mass. 

WhiteviUe, N. C. 

New Orleans, La. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Bangor, Mich. 

Denver, Colo. 

Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Newcomerstown, O. 

Chicago, 111. 

Danville, Ky. 

Cuthbert, Ga. 

Staten Island, N. Y. 

Lynn, Mass. 

Louisville, Ky. 

Chicago, 111. 

Louisville, Ky. 

Washington. D. C. 

Lead, S. D. 

Washburn, N. D. 

Lansford, Pa. 

Ord, Neb. 

Springfield, III. 

Erie, Pa. 

Providence, R. I. 

Pueblo, Colo. 

Portage, Wis. 

Catskill. N. Y. 

New Haven. Conn. 

Missoula. Mont. 

Williamsburg. Ky. 








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Shell, Wyo. 



Redlands, Cal 



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U. S. Naval Academy, 



TO: — Hon. Chief Master-at-Arms, 1st Classman in charge of U. S. S. Bancroft 
Hall "Lucky Bag, " which refleck wild orgie of joy now indulge in by 
1st classman who have complete stormy 4 year course, and have slip 
one over on Academic Department. 

FROM: — Emo Hogi, Igorote youngster midshipman, who hope to experience 
same sensation, unless Academic Department get his scalp. 

SUBJIK: — Trials and privations suffer by youngster class to date. 

Hon. Sir: 2 yrs. since, when Navy Dept. are rouse from winter hiberna- 
tion by annual event of more importance to Navy than Dept. are willing to admit, 
it jump up and give yelp of surprise, which are more than it have done in past 
40 yrs. 

"Holy Smoke!" it proclaim; "look what we got here! Efficient bunch 
of embryo Plebes like this should be gave more than usual chance for fame. 
Sound assembly immejut and ship them to U. S. S. Reina Mercedes. Instruck 
skipper on board U. S. S. Bancroft Hall to make them sea-going as possible while 
they still think Navy are what it ain't." And then having done its duty, Dept. 
sink once more to peaceful slumbers of repose. 

So, Hon. Ed., for 1 month present youngster class enjoy service on board 
genuine battle-wagon which have seen service, and whose crew of bluejackets 
talk, chew, and spit in terms of 1 3" guns and deck swabs. Principal enjoy- 
ment of this life consist in novelty of situation, as it take on different aspeck so 
soon as this novelty are wore off, which take place when reg. book are come and 
clothes mark with dirty stencil ink, or at most after 1st cross-country walk 
through 6 inches dust; the less said about it, the less rhino 1 feel. 

Then, when June week are come and vanish, and when Brigade at artillery 
drill have finish bombardment of Reina Mercedes with blank cartridge for 
benefit of Board of Visitors, and are embark on private yachts furnish by spend- 
thrift govt., to recover from brain fever of past yr., then, Hon. Ed., we up anchor, 
overwhelm by fact that at last we are real Plebes, and change station to Bancroft 
Hall, where we begin to enjoy life for next 4 months. 

That are to say, Hon. Sir, we enjoy it, but don't know it. We think we 
are most abuse and browbeat bunch of innocents on earth, and are sure Navy are 
going to place Gen. Sherman confine war. We see nothing but deliberate torture 
in Swedish athletics on hot, muggy afternoon, and are positive that gym. Dept. 
have search out spot in Severn River where jelly fish are most abundant and 
make us go swimming there. It take us no more than 2 weeks to acquire Oceana 
Roll in walk and Navy growl in disposition, and we are willing to bet amt. 
available against mess hall biscuit that we are most sea-going crowd on earth. 

But Holy Smoke, Hon. Ed., we don't know what fruit we have, and before 
we know it. Wow! Academic Dept. are on us. With wonderful agility, acquire 
in many yrs. experience, it leap at us, get half-nelson and hammerlock hold 
before we can yelp, and have us down howling for help before 1st monthly exams. 
Then Hon. Supe mix into game and make Dept. draw off till we get 2nd wind; 


and that, together with unsat squad form for them who have suffer most mental 
punishment, help us to hang on till semi-ann storm. 

In meantime we have become acquaint with imaginary quantity term a 

'rate," which, like same quantity in Plebe math, are delicious to cogitate but ^ 

infernal to come in contack with. In opinion of Hon. Congressman from v 

Podunk rate are imaginary substance which exist only in desease past. In ^ 

opinion of Plebe, who are on spot and so maybe more qualify to judge, rate have 
most active existence in present, and continue full of health and enjoying life for 
8 mos. every year. Everything which in civilize community are consider 
necessary comfort of life are rate. It are rate to traverse corridor in any degree of i 

nudeness. It are rate to appear in publick without shoulders squeeze back into -(■ 

hidgeous physical contortion, term "brace." In short, anything natural are rate, ^ 

from enjoying meal in civilize way to sleeping with mouth open in middle of (^ 


While we are still occupy in wondering what are rate, and what ain't, 
Academic Dept. sneak up behind, it being open season for Plebes, and slam us 
on dome with club call "semi-anns." Scrap which ensue are delicious to watch 
from cover of 3.0 -t~. but it are thunder to be mix up in; and when it are finally 
done, and all marks are post, many lives are found to have been lost. 

Except for Merry Xmas A. M., when prune races, battles of Santiago, 
no. of days, etc., are again fashion for upper classmen, time have pass like ^^ 

mournful funeral march. But now it prick up and dance by with more life. / 

Before we know it, June Week are dead ahead, and we are engage in 1 more scrap 
with Academic Dept. When this are done I / 5 of class have been wash overboard, , 

and it give me brain fever to puzzle out why us on board want to be where in /^ 

drink they are, while they in drink want to be on board with us. (, / 

Then we row, swim, sail, double time and drag artillery pieces through 

June Week, which are brought to explosive end by "graduation Day." On that 

-^^l date Hon. Chief Skipper of Republik give out Diplomas to those 1st classmen 

"i I which have put tough enough scrap against Academic Dept. to get them; while 

Dept. retire on summer vacation to gnash its teeth over having bilge so few, and 

make ready for coming fall campaign. When Hon. Chief Skipper have present 

\| pass to wooden 1st classman, we attain asymptote we have been approaching 

I last 13 mos. — Plebe become imaginary quantity and we are YOUNGSTERS. , 

Hoping you are the same, -rt 

EMO HOGl. 0, 

■- ■ . , i ^ 

i. Igorote Youngster Mid'n. K' 



Clagg of 1918 







Adams, A. S. 
Aler, F. v.. Jr. 
Alexander, R. C 
Alvis, J. D. 
Anderson, H. H. 
Anderson, J. P. 
Apgar, T. B. 
Armstrong, R. F. 
Baggett, H. D. 
Bailey, V. 
Bailey, W. O. 
Bailliere, T. H. G. 
Baldwin, W. O. 
Ballentine, J. J. 
Bannerman, G. 
Barlow, F. G. 
Barnes, L. H. 
Barnnger, V. C, Jr. 
Bell, E. E. 
Beltz, F. W. 
Bennehoff, O. R. 
Biesemeier, H. 
Blank. L. H. 
Bledsoe, A. McQ. 
Boiling, A. R. 
Bollman, J. L. 
Brady, J. H. 
Breed, G. G. 
Brown, G. W. 
Brown, J. W. 
Browne, E. B. 
Browning, M. R. 
Brush, O. G. 
Bullene, E. F. 
Burke, T. G. 
Busbey, L. W., Jr. 
Busk, W. 
Byers, F. M. 
Byington, M. B.. Jr. 

Athletic Representative 

Carroll, E. 
Clifford, L. E. 
Cobb, S. D. A. 
Colton, E. B. 
Connally, J. M. 
Connell, F. B. 
Conroy, E. E. 
Cook, D. C. 
Corbett, H. S. 
Gotten, I. L. 
Crane, W. S., Jr. 
Crecca, J. D. 
Crutcher, R. C. 
Cuddihy, G. T. 
Cummins, D. E. 
Curtis, D. ; 

Custer, G. D. 
Davis, T. H. 
Deans, M. A. 
Denny, C. E. 
Denny. T. R. 
Derx, M. R. 
Dieckmann, S. E. 
Dillon, W. M. 
Dingwell, P. D. 
Dobyns, T. A., Jr. 
Dodge, F. R. 
Domer, W. D. 1. 
Dougherty, S. C. 
Douthit, F. L. 
Duncan, J. H. 
Eberhart. H. G. 
■ Eekhout. B. V. 
Emrich, P. L. 
Erskine, W. E. G. 
Etheredge, G. O. 
Farrell, J. G. 
Fechteler, F. 
Ferguson, R. R. 


Fife, J., Jr. 
Fischler, P. K. 
Fisher, J. L. 
Fitzpatrick, T. B. 
Flynn, A. 1. 
Foote, E. A. 
Fowler, J. W. 
France, A. F., Jr. 
Frere, B. 
Gallemore, R. T. 
Gamble, H. G. 
Gambrill. S. H. 
Garrett, W. S. 
Geiselman, E. H. 
George, W. P. 
Gibb, E. D. 
Gibson, F. S. 
Green, D. A. 
Grey, J. E. 
Grimm, O. E. 
Haberkorn, J. A., Jr. 
Habrylewicz, L. L. 
Haffey, T. J. 
Haight, S. M. 
Haines, J. M. 
Halland, H. E. 
Halstead, F. D. 
Harrison, P. 
Hartt, W. H.. Jr. 
Hawkins, G. C. 
Haynes, A. P. 
Hellmers, W. 
Henifin, L. 
Henkle, R. H. 
Herbst, H. R. 
Hill, E. H. 
Hillhouse, F. B. 
Hoffman, H. D. 
HoUiday, C. C. 











Holmes. F. S. 
Holtmann, O. H. 
Hoppe, T. A. 
Hungate, H. H. 
Huntoon, J. G. 
Hurt. S. H. 
Hutchins. H. A., Jr. 
Inglis, T. B. 
Iverson, E. V. 
Ives, J. S. 
Jacobs, J. D. 
Jacobs. M. A. 
Jacobson, J. H. 
Jayne, J. K. 
Johnson, E. R. 
Johnson. G. W. 
Johnson. R. L. 
Jupp. S. D. 
Kalbfus. G. R. 
Kane. J. D. H. 
Kelly. F. J.. Jr. 
Kendall. H. S. 
Kennedy. B. R. 
Kidd. A. C. 
Kidder. E. J. 
Killian. W. M. 
Kimmell, H. L. 
Kincaid, E. H. 
Kirtland, C. W. 
Kirtland. F. R. 
Kitchen. W. A. 
Krueger. E. H. 
Lamb, C. J. 
Lanier, B. B. 
Lawyer, J. V. 
Lee, A. 

Leemeyer. H. C, Jr. 
Leffler, C. D., Jr. 
Lester, G. W. 
Leventen, H. K. 
Lewis, M. L. 
Lockhart. W. M. 
Loomis. C. A. 
Loomis. D. W. 
Lovette. L. P. 
Lyttle. H. D. 
McCartin. E. F. 
McCown, H. Y. 
McDonald. J. B., Jr. 
McDowell. R. S. 
McReynolds. J. S. 
Macaulay. W. S. 
MacDowell. C. J. 
Macklin, W. A. S. 
MacLellan. H. E. 

Malone. W. J. 
Marley. A. S.. Jr. 
Marston, O. F. 
Martin. D. C. 
Miller. C. C. 
Mills. E. W. 
Mills, G. H. 
Minard, D. P. 
Mintzer. L. M. 
Mitten. R. L. 
Momsen. C. B. 
Moore. C. G., Jr. 
Moran. A. P. 
Moses. C. A. 
Murphy, E. J. 
Murphy, V. R. 
Murray. J. D., Jr. 
Need, H. W. 
Neill, J. B., Jr. 
Nichols. W. R. 
Norton. S. C. 
Page. A. H.. Jr. 
Paige. J. W. 
Parker, L. C. 
Parker. R. B. 
Percifield. W. M. 
Perkins. J. L. 
Peyton. P. B., Jr. 
Phillips. J. S. 
Plonk, J. O. 
Poole, R. 
Price. E. H. 
Pursell. Ion 
Quackenbush. J. W. 
Raab, N. C. 
Ramsey. L. C. 
Remington, T. F. 
Richardson. L. B. 
Riggs, R. S. 
Robnett, J. D.. Jr. 
Rochester. H. A. 
Rodgers. H. T. 
Rogers. E. C. 
Rogers. J. W. 
Ross. G. E., Jr. 
Rowe. G. 
Rowe. J. W. 
Scheck. L. G. 
Scott, J. B. 
Scull. H. M. 
Seligman, M. T. 
Sherman. F. P. 
Sherwood, G. B. 
Smith, E. H. 
Smith, H. H. 


Spaulding. J. W. 
Spikes. H. W. 
Sprague. C. A. F. 
Sprague. T. L. 
Stailey. H. D. 
Stone. E. E. 
Stone. H. G. 
Stover. S. B. 
Strachan, W. J. 
Styer, C. W. 
Styles, C. H. 
Sullivan, J. R. 
Svec. W. F. 
Sweet, R. F. 
Taylor. P. R. 
Taylor. W. L. 
Thome. T. S. 
ThornhiU. H. E. 
Thornton, P. M. 
Tomlinson, D. W., 4th 
Townsend. G. D. 
Toy. F. Y. 
Troost, F. L. 
Tuley. C. B. 
von Hasseln, H. W. 
Vosbury. B. P. 
Wade. M. C.. Jr. 
Wade. W. C. 
Walbridge, E. D. 
Walker, T. F. C. 
Walters, A. A. 
Warlick, W. W. 
Westphal. F. A. 
Wheeler, E. B. 
Whelan. J. N. 
White. C. B. 
White, N. P. 
Whitemarsh. R. P. 
Whitfield, J. W. 
Whitson, J. A. 
Whittaker, H. R. 
Whitten. R. T. 
Wieber. C. W. 
Wilcock. W. C. 
Wilkinson. F. L., Jr. 
Willenbucher, E. H. 
Williams. J. C. 
WiUiams-Foote, B. E. P. 
Wilson, J. D. 
Withers. C. 
Wood. J. O. 
Woolley, G. B. 
Wright. Jerauld 
Wright. J. T. 
Wunch. E. W. 







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Dear Tom: 




Plebe life has so far fully come up to your descriptions. After reading " ^20 v 

i I and hearing a watch 40 inches, and learning how to stow a locker and spill stencil J\ 

I ink, we began the ordinary summer drills. Those were great days! We didn't 

appreciate then what it meant to be able to enjoy a water-fight in the corridor 
or to lean back in a chair at meals. Another favorite pastime on Sunday was tak- 
ing pictures of one another in stiff white service to send to our friends. We were j ) 
I rudely awakened one morning, however, both literally and figuratively, by the -^ 
~>y return of the football squad. Things moved rapidly after that, and the upper- 
(yf^ classmen had soon passed on to enjoy their leave. (^ 
' t" No doubt you read of the Centennial at Baltimore. Well, we went there on 
the three ships of the summer cruise. Those few weeks of life on board gave us 
something to be proud of, for no other class has been so fortunate. The first 
thing we did after embarking was to scrub hammocks. This beginning gave us 
a fine opinion of naval life, you can imagine. Things were better, however, after ^ 
we got used to sleeping in hammocks, turning out at five in the morning, scrubbing 
decks, and eating regulation beans and butter. We had to study languages 
all the time, and recitations were held on the gun deck, while visitors from the 
city passed back and forth. We were also given instruction on ships in general by 
the divisional officers, getting an idea of the different parts by trips through the xj^ 
^ engine rooms, fire rooms, and turrets. Movies every night helped make things , / 
( ' interesting and gave us practice in putting up and taking down the screen. We /^ 

stayed at Baltimore a week and marched in two parades. After an afternoon's J 

'v;^ liberty we came back to Annapolis, and some of us took our first bath in ten days. ^^ 

, i When we returned, the football squad was already at work, and soon the 

upper classes descended upon us in full strength. Having survived the first 
regimental formation and grown accustomed to assuming the strained attitudes 
the friendly file-closers termed "big braces, " we could devote ourselves to the 
f'.' greatest torture of all, which came at meal-time. I often wondered how anyone 

could, for a whole year, sit on three inches of chair and imitate a wooden Indian, 
if ever he wanted to eat anything. The time grows less, though, every time 
you answer the question, "How many days? " and certain landmarks, such as 
Thanksgiving and New Year, helped to cheer things up. On such days we 
"rated youngster " and went to the movies in Annapolis. At those times, too, 
we didn't have to know the dessert before meals, carry hot water up to the fourth 
deck for our friends, or hunt everywhere on Saturday evening for their laundry. 
Christmas in particular was our great day. One minute after reveille we had 
the corridors filled with upperclassmen impersonating singers, dancers, Swedish 
gymnasts, and everything else long pent-up imaginations could conceive. 

Soon, however, the holidays were over and we went back to the old grind of 
jij decorating with our presence the extra duty, extra swimming, extra study, and 

~| j "weak' squads. 1 don't suppose such things could exist if it were not for 

, I "plebes. " Speaking of studies, though, our battle with the Academic Depart- 

i; jl ment has been highly successful. They worried us slightly with those eternal 

i|[jj Saturday morning P-works, but even then fewer "bilged " from 1918 than from 

'^' any other class in a number of years. 

Nor has the social side of. our character been neglected. We have become 
, I j very proficient in the art of "step — open — close," having thoroughly memorized 

I -I Professor Bell's lesson number four; and have also qualified in "spotting " from 

the balcony. It won't be long What! Two minutes to formation! 1 guess 

it won't. Sincerely yours, 




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CHEER LEADER— Robert Moody Parkinson, Idaho. 

ASSISTANT CHEER LEADER— WUliam Morton Snelling, Georgia. 

ASSISTANT CHEER LEADER— James Potter Brown, Illinois. 

KEEPER OF THE GOAT— H. F. Grimm, Jr., New York. 

"And the Navy, although losing, roared and cheered the loudest and longest. Even before 
West Point's first torpedo had found its goal, the brilliant crowd of about thirty-three thousand 
persons freely gave the game to the Navy on noise. Every time a battered warrior was carried 
from the scene of carnage — and they were being dragged out every few minutes — the Annapolis 
Regiment of nine hundred Midshipmen sent up an exultant yell that shook the buildings of the 
University of Pennsylvania and rocked the passing railroad trains. Of course, West Point made 
a lot of noise, too, but their racket, when compared with that made by the Navy, was like a summer 
whisper to a tornado. Both sides kept it up continuously for three hours, and the mystery was 
that thev seemed to be just as strong at the end as in the beginning of the fray. " — New York 
Herald, November 29, 1914. 

The above praise for the cheering, the spirit, and the unflagging support 
displayed by the Regiment at the Army game is a direct tribute to the work of 

Cheering is more than mere organized noise-making: it is the expression 
by the Regiment of Midshipmen of their appreciation of tiiat Team out there in 
the field. And when into every yell is put the same snap and volume; when every 
smashing attack and grinding defense is greeted with the same deep-throated 
roar — always aggressive, never perfunctory — then the climax of good cheering is 
reached, an end to be attained only by a Cheer Leader oblivious of all save one 
purpose: to put the most intense "fight" into the Regiment. Just such a Cheer 
Leader was Parkinson. 

"Now, people, make this the best Four-N yell they've ever heard in old 















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HE loss of the Army 
game alone would for- 
bid calling a Navy 
season a success, no matter 
what happened previous to 
the Big Game. Yet there 
are degrees of defeat, and 
we must thank the Team 
for their great fight from 
beginning to end. 

Consider the situation at 
the start. In June, two 
N*** men, four N** men, 
three N* men, and one N 
man had graduated. To de- 
velop players to fill their 
places in the short time of 
two months was a formid- 
able task. Army had a 
veteran team — a team with 
the wisdom of bitter expe- 
rience, a team which had 
won after three successive 
years of defeat. Was Navy 
discouraged by the outlook? 
Not appreciably; we faced 
the situation squarely and 
set to work with grim deter- 
The Loaches mination. 

Navy, 13 ; Georgetown, 0. — After nine days' training Navy took a game 
from Georgetown University, who brought down a team whipped into shape by 
five weeks' practice. The game was not spectacular. Georgetown lacked the speed 
characteristic of their playing when Costello was in their backfield. Both teams 
played a line-plunging game, where Harrison and Failing were in their element. 
Navy, 6; Pittsburgh, 13. — Pittsburgh's seasoned team came down with 
a clever interference and a smooth forward pass, a combination which won over 
Navy. Our teamwork was not fully developed, although two forward passes 
netted us a total of thirty-five yards. Overesch and Alexander played in best 
form for Navy. 

Navy, 6; University of Pennsylvania, 13. — Navy played the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania on Franklin Field, October 23, being the first game, other 
than with the Army, played away from Annapolis in thirty-nine years. The 
score, 13-6, in favor of the U. of P., was merely incidental, the game itself being 
an erratically spectacular one. Navy started the game with these men: Overesch, 
Kennedy, Jones, R. H., Perry, Hicks, de Roode, Graf, Mitchell, Failing, Blodgett, 
Harrison. In just seven minutes Navy had a touchdown; three plays and over, 









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a forward pass, Blodgett to Overesch, being a big 

factor. A few minutes later Penn counted with a 

field goal by Vreeland; 

after which Dorizas. vice 

Norwald, appeared, to 

be greeted by an ecstasy 

of cheering from the 


In the second quarter 

Matthews replaced Ray; 
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JB^-^^^^^^^^^H^I^,^;;!! and the old criss-cross 

had brought the ball 

close to Navy's goal, 

this Matthews added a 

drop kick from the 

twenty-yard line. Score 

tied; six all. The feature 

of the remainder of this 

quarter was de Roode's 

interception of a forward 

pass. Without losing his 

stride, "Flat " plowed on 

toward Penn's goal, only 
to be overhauled and downed with ten yards between him and a touchdown. The 
next play Navy made a forward pass, which Avery intercepted. Avery made 
quite a splash in this game. 

He furnished the sensation of the second half by collaring Vail's pass 
to Overesch and running through for a touchdown. Owing to a freak of the 

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game, the Navy men were so disposed that no one had even a chance to spill 
Avery. Pennsylvania, 13; Navy, 6. 

Overesch played a wonderful game; de Roode was on the job all the 
time, and Bascom Smith took Perry's place at center with perfect address. 
Dorizas did not prove to be any world-beater against our line-men. The game 
was indecisive; highly entertaining though it was, it showed crudeness on both 

Navy, 48; Western Reserve, 0. — The following Saturday we won easily 
from Western Reserve. Navy followed the ball all the time, and our game 
was not marred by careless playing in spite of the overwhelming score run up early. 

Navy, 16; A. & M. of North Carolina, 14. — Here was a game worth 
seeing. The teams were evenly matched and the ball kept well away from the 





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ends of the field. A. & M. scored first by a sixty-yard run without interference 
by Tenny. Steady Hne-plunging ended in a touchdown by Failing, and Blodgett's 
goal gave Navy a lead of one. Navy scored again by the same route in the 
third quarter; while A. & M., in the last period, slipped eighty yards down the 
field to a touchdown by a clever open game. Van Brocklin, the Carolinian's 
red-headed quarterback, was the star of the game, his example of calmness 
and finished play keeping his team up to the mark all the time. 

Navy, 18; Fordham, 0. — Fordham came down to show us the superiority 
of the Canadian style of open play, but their handling of the ball was too slip- 
shod to give any adequate idea of the value of that attack. 

Navy, 31 ; Colby, 21. — This game was an eye-opener: Colby led at the 
end of the first half, 21-10. Their forward passing was too deep, apparently, 
for us. But we came back! Eight minutes after the beginning of the second 
half the score stood: Navy, 24; Colby, 21. Blodgett's goal from placement in 
the first quarter recalled fond memories of "Dolly " Dalton's and "Babe " Brown's 
performances in that branch of kicking and gave rise to a suppressed anticipa- 
tion of November 28. 

Navy, 33 ; Ursinus, 2. — Navy showed a perfect defense in spite of that 
2 on Ursinus' side; while there was a sprinkling of forward passes, "straight" 
football was the uniform of the day. 





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THE Army game was not an assured fact until October 16, when weeks of 
apparently hopeless controversy resulted in the choosing of Philadelphia 
for the 1914 game. 

The Regiment marched on Franklin Field first; it was a dry field, the 
first one in four years. We piled into our seats and stood by to greet the Corps 
with a rousing "Four N," followed by a "Four N Yell and three Pennsylvanias." 
After which we removed our overcoats — it was an unseasonably warm day — 
and waited for Our Team. 

Navy defended the East goal, our old-time lucky goal. Failing received 
the kick-off at 2. 1 5. After tentative jabs at Army's line with small gain, Blodgett 
winged a 45-yard punt to Prichard, who slipped along until downed by Mitchell. 







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After no gain through the line, the Prichard-Merillat air-Hne made 20 yards. 
Army tried a goal from placement, which missed by a hair. 

The play seesawed up and down the field until an Army punt (according 
to the officials) touched a Navy man who was running back to form interference, 
and the best we could do was to fall on the ball on our own 6-yard line. Blodgett 
kicked, but the punt was blocked, Blodgett falling on the ball back of our goal 
line, scoring a safety. Army, 2; Navy, 0. 

On the next kick-off Army fumbled. Navy capturing the leather in mid- 
field. A forward pass to Failing yielded 20 yards. On the fourth down, Blodgett 
tried a goal from placement on the 35-yard line. The ball was right on in 
deflection, but a little short. 

Ac the beginning of the second quarter a fumbled punt put Army well in 
our territory. Prichard and Merillat scored. No goal. 

Navy kicked off. Army returning the ball ten yards. Army punted at 
once and another costly fumble put them close to our goal. Prichard to Merillat: 
Army's ball on our 2-yard line. A plunge made the score 14-0. Miles replaced 
Mitchell, Craig for Failing, Culbert for Blodgett, Smith for Perry. Culbert's 
kicking in this quarter was remarkable, although he had not been used much 
in practice as a punter. 

The third quarter was a bitter fight. Navy was playing a losing game; 
we were not losing gracefully, however, but desperately. The fighting was 
such as only Navy teams can display, and it even surpassed Navy standards. 

There was no scoring in this 
quarter, although Navy, by using 
Craig and Miles a good deal and 
by Culbert's kicking, had the ball 
in West Point's territory a large 
part of the time. 

Early in the fourth quarter, 
Prichard to Merillat, etc. Army, 
20. We will unreservedly pro- 
claim these two as the best drilled 
pair of players that ever came 
down from the shores of the 

According to the score, it 
was all Army's way ; but it wasn't. 
Those Navy men were throwing 
themselves into every play with- 
out flinching or halting, with every 
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could muster. They were facing a cleverer combination, and they did their 
best to overcome the handicap by putting up the fiercest struggle we have 
ever seen. 

For Navy, Overesch, Craig, Bates, Miles, and Culbert showed up best — 
Craig with his weasel-like running. Bates by good defensive play in the shoes 
of the old war-horse Harrison, Culbert by splendid punting, and Miles by his 
all-around game. But to Captain Overesch must be awarded the highest 
praise. "Swede" was playing his last game, and he played and fought it in 
perfect style. His form was flawless and his energy superhuman. 

Are we weakening in our resolve to beat the Army? Is the Service game 
becoming a matter of less intense feeling? "Last year we were damn well licked 
Are we going to stay licked? No!!" 













"Once more you were victors, you Pointers, 

With a team that was finished and good; 
We haven't a kick on the finish. 

We fought you the best that we could. 
You defeated us fairly, you Pointers, 

You fought us like soldiers and men; 
But we'll fight you once more to the finish 

When Navy meets Army again!" 

— The Log, December 4, 1914. 









Official Score of Game 

Army Scoring 

Touchdowns — Merillat, Hodgson, Benedict. 

Safety — Blodgett. 

Substitutes — Army 

Britton for Neyland, Goodman for McEwan, Benedict for Coffin, McEwan 
for Goodman, Parker for Butler, Neyland for Britton, Britton for Neyland, Ford 
for Hodgson. 

Substitutes— Navy 

Miles for Mitchell, Craig for Failing, Graf for Mills, Culbert for Blodgett, 
Smith for Perry, Ward for de Roode, H. H. Harrison for Bates, Broadfoot for 
H. H. Harrison, Kennedy for McCoach, Blodgett for Culbert, McCoach for 
Kennedy, Culbert for Blodgett, Schlossbach for Ward, Alexander for Craig, 
H. S. Jones for Graf, Kriner for Smith. 







Neyland Left End Overesch, Capt. 

Butler Left Tackle McCoach 

Meacham _ Left Guard Miles 

McEwan Centre _ Perry -i- 

O'Hare Right Guard _ _.. R. H. Jones (C. 

Weyand Right Tackle de Roode 

Merillat „ Right End. T. W. Harrison 

Prichard, Capt. .._ Quarterback Mitchell 

-^ Hodgson Left Halfback ...Blodgett 

Van Fleet Right Halfback Failing 

Coffin Fullback Bates 

5: . m 

Army 2 12 6—20 ' ,) 

Navy _._._ 0—0 

Referee — W. S. Langford, Trinity 
Umpire — A. H. Sharpe, Yale. 
Linesman — Carl Marshall, Harvard. '\ 

' Field Judge — Fred. Murphy, Brown ' • 

'i Time of Periods — 15 minutes each. 



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THOSE sunny spring afternoons out there 
in the bleachers are the happiest of the 
entire year. Crowded up with the bunch, 
roaring over punk jokes, bumming a bit of Piper 
now and then, watching the femmes arrive — and 
all the while keeping an eagle eye on the game. 
C'est la vie! 

They were a persuasive crowd. Can't you 
almost hear them now: Get that guy — get him! 
Slide, you sucker! slide! Now ain't he a bone- 

I'll be eternally 

Manager McCrea 

head, I axes you? Strike !- 
did he say striked Well, 
dingfoodled. Watchuknow about that! 

During the sweltering days of July and 
August, Lieutenant Theobald began his cam- 
paign against the Army by excavating good 
material from the Plebe class. The hard work 
begun then never ceased till about 4.30 P. M., May 30th. A malicious weather- 
man delayed outdoor work in early spring. The Brigade turned out to clear 
the field of snow, in late March, but it rained next, and we missed our chance to 
mop up the Maryland Aggies. Rain, and then more rain, and four more games 

were spoiled. A fine start, that, for a 
season, wasn't it? 

But sniffing their disdain at weather, 
Theo and Jim Reilly and Nick Altrock 
started in to build a Navy Team. Those 
are the coaches for you! Theo with his 
psychology and common sense; Jim and 
his "pep; " and Nick with his minute 
knowledge of the game — could you name 
a better trio? 

The season was far from brilliant, 
yet we turned out a pretty strong bunch 
of ball-players. They won 16 games 
out of 23 — not a bad record. As per 
usual custom, our hitting was under the 
average; but as the season progressed, 
the fellows with the willow-wands caught 
the knack of it and pounded the covers 
off many perfectly good balls. Blodgett 
headed the batting list with .409. 

It was a queer season. Sure as fate, 
right after our easiest games we'd take 
a slump; as, for instance, we trimmed 
Lehigh 13 to I , and the next Saturday 









Lapiain Hicks and '* Umps" 












West Virginia cleaned us up. The Wednes- 
day following, Harvard romped all over us. 
There's an argument for hard games in that. 

The jinx put Vaiden, Captain, and one of 

our stand-bys, out of the game with a broken 

ankle, early in the season, and kept him in the 

Hospital until June Week. He showed the 

true Navy spirit by coming over every time 

he could beg, borrow, or steal a pass across 

*■ the Bridge and giving all he had to the Team. 

Vinson and Blodgett split up the pitching, 

*i^ft Tommy with 100 innings in the box, and 

Blodgett taking 60. Adams and Fisher, 

T. G., tied for first honors in runs made, 

each with 19 to his credit. "Bud " Fisher 

played a wonderful game, had a perfect fielding 

average and stood second on the batting list. 

Behind the plate was steady "Spuds " Hicks in his 12-inch armor and with 

the most lovable "peg to second" on record. Old Spuds is admittedly one of the 

best of college catchers. 

Adams, at short, was always calm and sure. Way out in the field. Bud 
and Chick Glover wandered around with nonchalant ease until a fly would come 
skimming out. Then there'd be a skurry and a whirl, and the ball would be safe 
in one or the other's mitt. 

1915 has good right to be proud of her men on the diamond. They did their 
best — only Army had a better bunch. 


Mar. 21 

" 25 

•• 28 

Apr. I 


" 15 

" 18 

" 22 

" 25 

" 29 

" 30 
May 2 

" 6 

•' 9 

" 13 

•• 14 

" 16 

" 20 

" 23 

" 27 

" 30 


opponents Navy Opponent 

Maryland Agricultural College . Snow 

Swarthmore 13 8 

University of Pennsylvania 4 2 

Lafayette Rain 

Amherst _ .. 7 1 

Pennsylvania State College Rain 

Holy Cross 5 6 

Lehigh 13 1 

Johns Hopkins University Rain 

West Virginia University- 2 4 

Harvard „... 5 10 

University of Georgia.... Rain 

University of North Carolina 7 1(5 in 

Johns Hopkins University. 7 3 

Dickinson College . 19 2 

Georgetown 5 8 

Catholic University - 2 7 

Maryland Athletic Club 18 5 

Maryland Agricultural College 3 

Notre Dame University 2 4 

St. John's College 3 

Georgetown 4 5 

Mt. St. Joseph's College 6 2 

Army .. 2 8 


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CROSS the field came a squad of the 
tallest Plebes in the Academy, and in 
front of them strode another with the 
Blue and Gold banner of the Navy. The 
stands rose up and cheered the colors. The 
Army-Navy game was about to start. 

Just as the first Navy man in baseball 
togs ran out of the Armory, with the Team 
trailing behind, "Beany" called for a "Four 
N Team." The show was on — the show 
which never stopped for three long hours. 
The Navy was out to win. 

Tommy strolled out to the box and the rest of the 
Team ran to their stations. The roar from the 
bleachers grew louder, stronger. The Brigade was 
trying to tell those nine men just how much they 
were back of them and fighting with them, fighting 
to lick the Army. 

Gerhardt, the first batter up for Army, walked 
out to the plate, took a firmer grip on his bat and 
stood ready. The umpires, Johnson at the plate and 
Lincoln on the bases, were in their places. Tommy 
wound up and let drive the first ball of the game. 

Somehow, Gerhardt drew a pass. Tommy 
wasn't able to get his low ones over. Hobbs came 
up and rapped a Texas Leaguer into left field. 
Neyland sacrificed and Merillat was passed. One 
down — bases full. Collins up. He caught one on 
the nose and sent a hoodoo drive to center. The 



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Before ihe Game 

ball hit an oyster shell, bounded high over Bud's head, and three men gamboled 
in across the plate. That's the way the game started- Army with a lead of 

The Navy team did not rattle worth a cent. They went out to get Neyland, 
and get him they did, somewhat. T. Fisher scored. Inning ended. Army, 3; 
Navy, 1. 

The Midshipmen's stand was boiling mad by now, every man with grim 
face and a blazing hate for the Graylegs in his brain. "Get em. Tommy, boy! 
get that bunch! We'll clean em up yet. All the time, now; all the time." 
The hoarse shouts rose high over a dull undertone of "Fight-Fight-Fight-Fight. " 

But the innings went on slowly, so very slowly. Army piled up eight runs, 
while we couldn't strike 
our stride and increase our 
score of two. The Navy 
batters couldn't reach Ney- 
land's curves, but they 
kept on fighting just as 
hard and earnestly as 
during the first inning. Jim 
Reilly sat over on the 
coaches' bench, twisting 
his hands and watching for 
our boom. Back of him 
nine hundred other men 
were watching as tensely, 
but our luck failed us. The 
game ended. Army, 8; 
Navy, 2. 

We were beaten and 
badly beaten by a better 
team. And yet somehow it 
eased the hurt a little be- 
cause we gave every ounce 
of fight and spirit we had 
in us. We didn't give up 
when we were beaten; we 
fought on and took our 

During the Game 




The season of I 91 3-' I 4 was ended. The Brigade was proud to say it had a 
fighting team of fighting men, and another June was only 365 days away. Six 
times has the Army dragged us to defeat. Will it be seven? NO! Seven's our 
lucky number. June, 1915, will find nine men out there on the new field, beating 
the Army. They've got to beat them — and they will! The Navy's going to win. 




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AB. R. H. o. A. E. 

Gerhardt. 3b 4 2 I 1 I 

Hobbs, rf. 5 2 3 10 

Neyland, p 4 10 3 1 

Merillat, cf 4 2 1 10 1 

Coffin, ss 5 1 12 2 3 

Milburn, c 5 15 10 

Bradley. If 5 2 2 1 

Dunigan. 2b . 5 15 3 

Britton, lb 3 1 1 10 1 

Totals 40 8 12 27 11 6 




' Batted for Rodgers in the ninth. 

Score by Innings 
2 1 1 1 



AB. R. H. O. A. E. 

T. Fisher, 3b 3 10 111 

Adams, ss 3 12 4 1 

H. Fisher, cf 3 12 

Vinson, p 4 4 

Connolly, lb. 4 14 I 

Hicks, c 4 1 14 3 1 

Smith, If 4 2 

Calhoun, 2b 3 12 

Rodgers, rf 3 10 1 

*Beall 1 

2 3 27 14 5 


Home Run . 


Three-Base Hits 

Neyland, Coffin. 

Sacrifice Hits 

Neyland, Britton. 

Bases on Balls 

Off Neyland, 3; off Vinson, 3. 

Hit BY Pitcher 

By Neyland (Calhoun). 

Struck Out 

By Neyland, 5; by Vinson, 4. 

Stolen Bases 

Gerhardt, T. Fisher, Adams. 


Left on Bases 

Army, 10; Navy, 7. 

Wild Pitch 


First Base on Errors 

Army, 4; Navy, 3. 

Umpire in Chief 

Johnson, National League. 

Field Umpire 

Lincoln, National League. 

Time of Game 

Two hours. 














WITH the arrival of Coach 
Glendon, in the latter 
part of January, the 
Crew season of 1914 started. 
The first call for candidates was 
responded to handsomely by at 
least seventy men. Practice on 
the machines and in the tank 
began immediately. There were 
only two places to be filled in 
the Varsity boat, and there was 
available a wealth of experienced 
material to pick from. All things 
indicated a most successful 
season, and Dick Glendon's 
hardest job was to pick any 
two men and say that they were 

better qualified than four or five others. The Plebes also showed up splendidly 

and gave promise of producing some Varsity timber. 

The first race was on April 18, with the University of Pennsylvania 'Varsity 

and Freshman crews. The race resulted in victories for both of the Penn crews. 

Captain Culbert 







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The first crews were seated as follows: 



- Culbert 

Watrous.._ Stroke 

Butler 7 Ingram 

Gotham 6 „_ Brown, J. H. 

Littlejohn, A 5 „ Vaughan 

Gervin „ 4 Howard 

Littlejohn, W...... 3 _ de Roode 

Shoemaker 2 Overesch 

Merrick... Bow _._ _ Wicks 

Foster _ Coxswain Bryant 

As a result of the Penn race, several shifts were made in the 'Varsity boat, 
the principal one being the seating of Harrison, H. H., at 3. 

The next race came on April 25, against Harvard's 'Varsity and second 
crews. The Navy had worked hard during the week following the Penn races, 
and things began to take on a brighter hue. 

The day of the race was ideal, after some fairly rough weather. Harvard 
had been down several days and had rowed the course twice every day. Both 
crews lined up and got away nicely on the pistol shot. The race was very close 
up to the finish, but Navy was proclaimed the proud winner over one of the best 
crews ever put out by Harvard. Results were not so favorable for the second 
crew. Harvard's second boat drew two boat lengths on them at the finish; 
while this defeat was of course felt, it was overshadowed by the big victory. 









The Henley Course 

U. S. S. Manly 

Our last race came on May 16, at Philadelphia, where we contested in the 
American Henley. The story is perhaps best related by the Philadelphia 
North American, which said: "The Naval Academy sent four crews here, and 
for the first time in years did not get a winner. The middies made their best 
showing in the first eight-oared race, when the heavy eight, stroked by Overesch, of 
football fame, came in third." To add slightly to the foregoing (but let it be 
understood that this is not in the form of an excuse), luck was in some measure 
against us at the Henley, as was admitted by many who saw the races, and with 
a slightly more even break Navy would in all probability have done what she went 
up there to do. Under any circumstances, we were well represented. 

Culbert is Captain for the 1915 season. It is worthy of note that he cap- 
tained the last Plebe crew to win a race for Navy. 

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The schedule is the longest 
and contains the best collec- 
tion of opponents a Navy crew 
has ever pulled against. The 
first crew rows Princeton, 
Harvard and Pennsylvania on 
successive Saturdays at An- 
napolis. On the same dates, 
the second crew meets the 
Princeton second crew, the 
Analostan crew of Washing- 
ton, and the Pennsylvania 
second crew. The Plebes have 







races with Princeton Fresh- 
men, Baltimore City College, 
and Pennsylvania Freshmen, 
and it is to be hoped that they 
will retrieve the lost laurels 
of Navy Plebe crews. 

The Four 

The Henley Crew 



TJie A 11- A cade my Crew 

Coach Richard Glendon, a man who has coached Navy Crews for thirteen 
years, himself a crack oarsman and acknowledged to be one of the best posted 
crew men in the country, has kindly submitted a crew which he thinks is com- 
posed of the best men ever turned out at the Naval Academy. 

This will be of especial interest, perhaps, to the two upper classes, since 
several of the men Vv'ill be remembered 
by them. The object in giving this 
line-up is to stimulate interest in this branch 
of athletics. 

e crew is as 


J. H. Ingram 1908 

Taffinder I 906 

Leighton 1913 

Palmer 1913 

Weems.„ 1912 

Causey '... : 1 906 

Reichmuth 1 906 

Jensan 1 906 

"Tommy" Thompson 1912 


Nimitz 1 906 Lof tin .. 1911 

H.L. Ingram 1914 J. H. Brown, Jr. 1 914 








Lieut. Glassford 

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Captain Collins 

Manager Bates 

'HE. 1914 Track Team was one of the 
most successful that ever repre- 
sented the Navy. We had lost 
several men by graduation, but as the 
season progressed our second string men 
of the year before showed themselves 
equal to the task of turning out a winning 

Our first meet was with Johns Hop- 
kins on April 18th. Navy won by a 
score of 51-43. Hopkins was strong in 
the sprints and weights, but Navy excelled 
in the quarter-mile, the hurdles, and the 
field events. The relay team handily 
defeated the Hopkins team in excellent 

On May 2nd we met Columbia. 
Navy lost, 47-56. The meet was a hard- 
fought struggle from beginning to end. 
Navy showed its superiority on the 
track, winning the 120-yard hurdles, the 220-yard dash, the quarter-mile and 
the relay. We were unable, however, to overcome Columbia's advantage in 
having Beatty, intercollegiate champion shot putter. Columbia took first and 
second in all three weight events, counting 27 points, a margin large enough to 
win the meet. The relay team, consisting of Lewis, Ericsson, Palmer and 
Thompson, set a new Academy record, 3 minutes 27 f seconds. 

Georgetown was easily defeated May 9th. Navy bested the Washingtonians 
in every department except the sprints, the quarter-mile and the broad jump. 
Jones, the Georgetown sprinter, broke the Academy record in the 220-yard dash, 
stepping the distance in 21^ seconds. Collins, Navy, finished second, in 22 
seconds. Much interest was felt in the quarter-mile. Thompson, Navy's best 
quarter-miler, was defeated by Stebbins, of Georgetown. Stebbins set a slow 
pace for the first 220 yards, banking on his sprint at the finish to win. Thompson 
was tricked and followed in his wake. At the finish, Stebbins, who is more of a 
sprinter than Thompson, nosed out a win for Georgetown. 

May 1 6th, Bucknell was swamped by a score of 80-8. The Bucknell runners 
were no match for the Navy rnen in any department. The meet was a walkover 
and on that account was uninteresting. 

The team owed its success to Lieutenant Mayo, Captain Palmer, Coach 
Mang and Manager Gary. All of these men showed a deep interest in their work 
and inspired confidence and spirit in the team. 

Lieutenant Mayo, who was track representative, was present every day at 
practice, looking out for the welfare of the men on the squad. His management 







of the meets, the schedule and the team was 
perfect, and his interest was appreciated by 
every man. 

The following were awarded the N for 
track: Palmer, Short, Howe, Collins, Lewis, 
L. S., Armstrong, D. W., Perry, Moore, 
Walker. Vickrey. 

The schedule for the season of 1915 is 
unusually good, containing a new feature — the 
trip to Philadelphia for the Relay Team. 
Here they will race the crack relay teams of 
the Eastern Intercollegiate Association and 
the Western Conference. It is fast company 
for Navy to meet for the first time away from 
Annapolis, but we believe that they will make 
a good showing, and if "Wild Bill" Thompson 
is in any kind of form, he ought to make a 
name for himself. However this first venture 
may succeed, it will do more to stimulate 
interest in track than any other thing done 
lately, for recent rules and regulations, be- 
ginning with the abolition of the distance 
runs, have been more destructive than con- 
structive in nature. 







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April 10 — Outdoor Inter-Class Meet. 

April 1 7 — Johns Hopkins University. 

April 23 — University of Pennsylvania Relay Meet, Philadelphia. 

May 1 — University of Virginia. 

May 1 5 — Columbia University. 

May 22 — Georgetown University. 






Coiiins Wins 


U. S. N. A. Track Team, Season of 1914 

Name Points 
Short 34 

Armstrong, D. W 27 

Collins 25M 

Vickrey. C. C 21 

Thompson 18 

Howe ...:. 14 

Perry 13 

Jefferis.„._ I 1 }/2 

Brown. J. P 1 I 

Clark, R. W 7y2 

Brown, J. H 5 

Brightman 5 

Name Points 

Walker 4 

Morris 3 

Ericsson 3 

Webb 3 

Mahoney 2 

Moore 1 

De Veaux 1 

Radford I 

Winslow }/o 

Total points — Navy 211 

Opponents 141 


100-yd. Dash __ Collins, '15.. 

220-yd. Dash Collins, '15.. 

120-yd. High Hurdles Short, '14... 

220-yd. Low Hurdles Short, '14 

440-yd. Run._._ Thompson, 

Pole Vault Armstrong, 

Broad Jump _ Brightman, 

..10 sec. 
.22 sec. 
.1 5f sec. 

26i sec . 

16 504 sec. 

15 II ft. 6 in. 

17 _ 22 ft. 5 in. 

High Jump Jefferis, ' 1 6.._ 5 ft. 8 

1 6-lb. Shot Put Brown, '14 40 ft. 

*Discus Throw _._ _.. Perry, ' 1 5 II 8 ft 

Lewis, 15; Palmer, 14 
Ericsson, 16; Thompson, 16 
* New Academy Records 

*Mile Relay 

4 in. 
. 6 in. 

r 3 min. 274 sec. 



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lOO-yard Dash, 9i sec. 

L. C. Carey, 1911; Wild, I 


220-yard Dash (2-curve track), 21 f sec. _. L. C. Carey, 191 1 

440-yard Run. 50 sec L. C. Carey, 1911 

^Half-Mile Run, 1 min. 59i sec Geisenhoff, 1913 

*Mile Run, 4 min. 29^ sec : Lockwood, 1912 

*Two-Mile Run. 9 min. 59f sec , G. D. Hull, 1913 

120-yard Hurdles, 1 5i sec Dickins, 1914 

220-yard Hurdles, 25 sec Dalton, 1912 

Running High Jump, 5 ft. 93^2 in. Lauman, 1907 

16-lb. Shot Put, 42 ft. 2 in J. N. Brown, 1914 

Pole Vault, I I ft. 7 in. D. W. Armstrong, 1915 

Hammer Throw, 143 ft. 9I2 in. Hintze, 1913 

Discus Throw, 1 18 ft. 6 in Perry, 1915 

Running Broad Jump, 21 ft. 7^2 in. Donelson, 1910 

w., p, , . „. ^ Palmer, 1914: Lewis, L. S., 1915; 

Mile Kelay, J mm. 1/ "i: sec. ^ ^ . im/ t-i imz 

( bricsson, 1915; 1 hompson, 1916. 

* Abolished at the Naval Academy in 1913. 

The Rflay Team : Ericsson, Thompson, Mr. IVlang, Palmer, Lewis 





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'HE Basketball season was, as usual, marked by a 
large number of overwhelming victories, although 
there were two closely contested defeats. 
The only place on the team that was not absolutely 
sure in the beginning was center. For several games 
Chandler and Lockhart fought for that position, 
Chandler winning out and playing the remainder of 
the season like a veteran. Captain "Hoke" and Adams 
were most conspicuous in Navy's quintet of stars; 
Adams keeping up his wonderful improvement, while 
Smith was better than ever. Those who are familiar 
with his matchless work on the floor from the time he 
played in the first game of the 1911-12 season will 
appreciate how good was 

Captain Smith 

his "better than ever." 

Overesch was an in- 
vincible guard, and with 
Chandler and Wilkes made 
a very effective defensive 

The best game of the 
season was that with Cor- 
nell. The preceding night 
Cornell had beaten Prince- 
ton and had thereby forged 
into first place in the race for the Intercollegiate 
Championship. The game will long be remem- 
bered as the best ever played here. Cornell barely 
managed to gain one point in an extra period of 
play and scored a 24-23 win over Navy. 

Wilkes, guard for the past two years, is Cap- 
tain for the 1915-16 campaign, and in Calhoun and 
Lockhart he has the nucleus of a team that will 
keep up Navy's remarkable success in this sport. 

Manager Jenkins 















.Forward Substitutes — Clark, S. B. (seven games). 

Forward " Lockhart (five games). 

Center " Calhoun (six games). 

Guard _ 

Guard : 














































George Washington 20 

Yale 22 

Pennsylvania ...18 

West Va. Wesleyan 18 

Washington College.. 9 
Catholic University 9 

Georgetown 6 

Dartmouth 12 

Cornell 24 

Penn State 24 

Washington and Lee 1 4 

Lieutenant Cohen 




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LACROSSE, a game originated by the 
American Redskin and perpetuated 
by the Canucks of Canada, has 
come more and more into favor at the 
Academy since Navy first took it up, 
about eight years ago. In Canada they 
consider the game superior to either base- 
ball or cricket as a summer sport, and 
American colleges are taking greater in- 
terest in it every year. 

Navy always has had one of the best 
teams in the country, and for the last few 
years, due to the efficient coaching of Mr. 
George Finlayson, of Montreal, our team 
has beaten the winners of both the North- 
ern and Southern Championships. 

The 1914 team was probably the best 
twelve we have ever had and would 
undoubtedly have given any Canadian 
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Lehigh, Swarthmore and Harvard, they trimmed 
Johns Hopkins, the pioneers in college lacrosse, 
and outplayed the Carlisle Indians in a game 
which resulted in a 3-3 tie. 

Coach Finlayson had the team trained to a 
fine point. The "extra man" system of attack 
seemed to fool the opposing defense time after 
time, and with such players as Noel Davis and 
Mitchell at out-home and in-home, it never took 
Navy long to score a few goals. 

Toward the end of the season a "find" was 
discovered in Jenkins, who played Davis' position 
at out-home with almost equal success. Cohen, 
Clark and Captain Wiltse 
were the stand-bys in mid- 
field, and were hard men 
to stop. The defense was 
invincible. Gilchrist, cap- 
tain of the football team, 
was as good a man with a 
lacrosse stick as he was 
with a pigskin, and, with 
Ralston and McReavy as 
side-partners, put fear into 
the heart of every oppo- 

nent who aspired to shoot a goal 

It must be remembered that only one man in five 
hundred who comes to the Academy has ever played 
lacrosse, and it is no easy thing to manipulate a stick 
with any degree of skill without a year or two of prac- 
tice. To turn out one of the best teams in the country 
is our annual task, and we accomplish the feat in a 
manner somewhat noteworthy. 

To play lacrosse requires skill, speed, endurance and 
headwork — a combination that 
\ makes any sport interesting from 

the standpoint of the athlete; 
and from a spectacular stand- 
point it is unequalled. 

Mr. George Finlayson 


Navy, 5 ; Lehigh, I . 

Navy, 5; Baltimore City College, 0. 

Navy, 6; Swarthmore, 0. 

Navy, 5; Johns Hopkins, 2. 

Navy, 1 I ; Harvard, 4. 

Navy, 3; Carlisle, 3. 

Navy, 8; Pennsylvania, 0. 






Gctluig l^ead> tor 

The following were awarded the LNT: 

Davis, N. 
Gilchrist, K. P. 
McReavy, C. J. 
Ralston, B. B. 

Bower, T. T. 
Cohen, M. Y. 
Creighton, J. M. 
Cunneen, F. J. 

The 191 5 season did not begin auspiciously 

Nelson, G. W. Jenkins, S. P. 

Spanagel, H. A. Mitchell, R. J. 

Wiltse, L. J. Vickery, H. L. 

Clark, S. B. Wiley, H. V. 

The team would evidently have 

to be composed, for the most part, of raw material. Then Mitchell, Captain, 
and the most brilliant individual player that has ever held down in-home for 
Navy, received two months on the Reina, effectively destroying any chance of his 
playing. Vickery, H. L., was temporarily chosen Captain and later was regularly 
elected to fill that position, "Mitch" resigning. The first game was lost to the 
Mount Washington Club, 2-1. The following week the new players felt more at 
home in their positions, and Cornell was beaten, 4-1. Baltimore City College 
was easy, 10-1 . 

Of the new players, Compton was probably the most spectacular. "Bill" 
Alexander's speed made him a strong player, and his football experience added 
aggressiveness. "Colonel" Scott was a reliable defense man, ably backing up 
"Vick" and "Doc" Wiley. 


March 25. Mt. Washington. April 2 1 . Harvard. 

April 1. Cornell. " April 29. Swarthmore. 

April 8. Baltimore City College. May 6. Pennsylvania. 

April 15. Johns Hopkins. May 13. Carlisle. 











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"The Rifle Team always 
has made good, so what's the 
use of talkin'?" so say the 
marksmen. This all sounds 
very sensible, we'll admit, 
but now that they have toed 
the old mark and come out 
a crack team, it is high time 
to elucidate a bit and tell 
the world what they have 
done and all about it. 

Watch a team man and 
you will think that hitting 
a bull's-eye at 1000 yards 
is a perfect pipe something like the frog and the non-swimmer. Well, it 
may be a cinch at that, for the good shot is the last person in the world to whine 
and cry about his trials; he learns to take a swabo — even when he knows it's a 
lie — the first year. The rifle team chalk up their records and say nothing — all 
is done in a quiet, matter-of-fact manner. 

Our sharpshooters have for opponents the oldest old-timers in the sport. 
The famous old cracks come down and start in by telling the youngsters wild 
tales of the old flint-lock teams they used to belong to, and of the records they 
made before we were born. Everyone gathers around, gaping and gazing all 
wide-eyed at the breastworks of medals, and wonders how bad the score is going 
to be. But apparently shooting with flint-locks, or even with blunderbusses in 
the '80's, was not the same as shooting with our present U. S. Army Springfields. 
The scores below prove the excellence of our team's markmanship and show that 
too much credit cannot be given them. 



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Don't think for a minute, however, that our 
victories are limited to only the crack rifle-shots of 
the nation who were contemporaries of our grand- 
parents. The Delaware National Guard, who 
answered our challenge for the first time last year, 
were represented by eight of the finest young 
gentlemen of our age; they were rifle-shots of the 
very highest caliber and certainly knew how to 
handle their guns. We are anticipating with keen 
interest our match with them this spring. 

The only match which we lost last year was the 
one with the 71st Regiment of New York; the 
score was within 9 points of a tie, which, in the 
words of our worthy coach. Lieutenant Bowdey, 
"is so narrow a margin as to remove a great 
part of the sting of defeat." This fact together with the wide margins with 
which we beat all the other teams shows that last season's team measured up well 
with any of the four excellent rifle teams which the Academy has turned out 
since 1915 were plebes. Moreover, our coming season is bound to be just as 
successful as any, for only two men of the twelve graduated in 1914. 

The indoor branch of the sport was inaugurated last year when we entered 
a team in the intercollegiate Indoor League. Being new competitors, we were 
put in Class B. The work was new to everyone; our time was very limited; 
conditions were all against us and it was an uphill fight the whole while. How- 
ever, in the final reckoning we tied with Cornell for second. We are now in 
Class A and, with our added experience and better prospects, expect to come out 
first next year. 

The results of the hard work and countless sacrifices made by the squad, in 
producing a winning team, are not limited to its records. Every member of the 
squad is an all-round expert with a rifle and there could arise no condition where 
he could not hold forth and reflect credit upon himself and the Service. 

May 2 
May 9 
May 16 



Delaware National Guard 

District of Columbia National Guard 

7ist Regiment, New York National Guard 


navy opponent 
913 859 

1 463 1 448 

1538 1547 






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The yellow RNT for Rifle Team 
was awarded as follows: 

Clark, B. F. 
Ruddock, T. D. 

Fortson, R. M. 
Parkinson, R. M. 
Pennoyer, F. W. 
Umsted, S. 

Cauldwell. O. R. 
Dudley, S. E. 
Feineman, W. W. 
Pamperin, A. T. 
Williams, J. E. 


Number of Times Average 

Name ■ Matches Placed Scores 

Porter. R.L . 11 9 187,1 

Williams, J. E II 9 186.1 

Feineman, W. W....... II 9 185.6 

Umsted, S 11 7 183.6 

Ruddock, T.D II 7 183.4 

Root, A. B : 9 5 183.2 

Dudley, S.E 8 4 182.8 

Burwell, R. O. B II 3 181.8 

Easton. G. H..... 7 1 179.5 

Marbourg, E. F 4 1 175.8 





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The End of a Day on the Range 




THE Wrestling Team had the most successful season 
in the seven years that the Navy has been in the 
intercollegiate field in this sport. A clean slate 
against the formidable opponents met, entitles us to the 
Intercollegiate Championship, but it is unsatisfactory 
to us to be convinced of our right without oppor- 
tunity to prove it in the Intercollegiate Meet. It is 
earnestly hoped that the most excellent work of the 
Wrestling Team will be rewarded by an opportunity to 
wind up with a grand finish in the Intercollegiate. 

The showing of the team is partly accounted for by 
the fact that our wrestlers are trained to get falls, not 
decisions, and thus fulfill the prophecy made in 1912: 
"When falls are given their proper preponderance, the 
Academy teams should be even more successful than in 
the past." 

It was a good squad, with more than one man in 
every weight. The heavy-weight class was undecided 
for a time, as the gap left by Howe's graduation was not 
easily filled, but "Tubby" Harrison won out by a consist- 
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Only one thing marred the season, and that 
was Captain Davis' inabiHty to wrestle, owing to 
a knee severely injured early in the 1914 season. 
In 1913, Tracy was absolutely invincible in his 
weight, and would have made the most remarkable 
record ever possessed by a Navy man in number 
of falls secured had he been able to compete his 
last two years. As it was, his knowledge of the 
game proved invaluable to the team, and. next to 
Mr. Schutz' work, was the most important factor 
in its success 

Summary of Season 

Navy, 19: Penn State, 10. 


18; Lehigh, 11. 

32; Pennsylvania, 0. 
Navy, 26; Yale, 4. 
Navy, 17; Cornell, 12. 
Navy, 27; Princeton, 4. 

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THE Gymnasium Team has again made a clean sweep. 
Each year the best teams in the country have come 
down to Annapolis, bringing their intercollegiate 
champions with them, confident of whipping the Navy; 
and for four years every one of them has sneaked back 
home, a beaten team. There s a record for you — four 
years without a defeat! 

Last fall, when the call for candidates was sent out, 
a large number responded, including many veterans. 
The squad started work the early part of October and 
kept digging until the middle of March. To their hard 
and continual work and their enthusiasm the success of 
the season is due. 

The squad was under the direct charge of Mr. L. 
H. Mang and Captain Small. Captain "Jack" got behind 
the individual members and had them in fine shape before 
the first meet. Mr. Boehmke devoted most of his atten- 
tion to the men on the horse. Mr. Mang gave everything 

Captain Small 




he had — knowledge, experience, example, all with 
unfailing patience. He has proved himself to be one 
of the best coaches of gymnastics in the colleges. A 
wonderful gymnast himself, he has the faculty of 
developing others into good gymnasts. By and by 
he had a real team formed, the best-balanced team 
in years. On every piece of apparatus there was at 
least one star; on some pieces, more. 

On the horizontal bar. Small and Hardison were 
sure point-winners. On the parallel bars, Berwind 
and Landis kept up a standard of work far above 
the ordinary. LaMotte and Councill on the rings, 
Lyle and Clark on the tumbling mat, proved their 
individual worth. "Lovey" Armstrong twined his 
lanky frame around the horse in such seductive 
gyrations that the judges had to hand first place to 
him. "Skeeter" Wotherspoon did club-swinging, as 
he does everything else, mighty well. "Scrappy" 
McCoach proved that he had the supreme good quality of a manager — that of 
getting the best gym teams down here for us to "clean up on." 

Because of its record for the past season Navy has the moral right to claim 
the Intercollegiate title. For a team of such strength to lose the chance to bring 
a championship to the Academy seems a shame. Next year we hope the Gym 
Team can compete in the Intercollegiate meet. 





Navy, 44; New York University, 10. 
Navy, 44; Haverford, 10. 
Navy, 34; Yale, 20. 
Navy, 32; Columbia, 21. 
Navy, 25: I Princeton, 2 P^. 

( Pennsylvania, 73^. 

Mr. Louis H. Mane 
Coach of Navy Gymnasium and Track Teams 



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THIS year's Swimming Team was 
undoubtedly the most successful 
in the history of the Academy. 
Having defeated such teams as Penn- 
sylvania and Columbia, it may well 
claim to be the best college team in 
the East. New Academy records were 
established in every event. Too much 
credit cannot be given to Captain Low 
for his untiring energy in developing 
such a team. 

Manager Sperry 





Navy, 36; Pittsburgh, 17. 
Navy, 33; Pennsylvania, 29. 
Navy, 56; Johns Hopkins, 6. 

Navy, 33; Columbia, 20. 
Navy. 44; C. C. N. Y., U 
Navy, 35; Princeton, 18. 




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Captain Glennon 

■"HE "Little Man" is back! For the first time in 
five years he stands where he belongs — in Memo- 
rial Hall. 

The entire season was a success. We met and 
defeated every college team of importance in the East, 
and with this enviable record, entered the Inter- 
collegiate Finals. The first night put Cornell, a "dark 
horse." in the lead by one bout. Saturday afternoon 
we crept up to a tie and proverbial Navy stuff pulled 
us out winners. Too much credit cannot be given 
Captain Glennon. Partello, and White for their fine 
work. Sabres also were a clean-up for the Navy, 
Horn and Headlee, sabremen of exceptional ability, 
tieing for first place. The fence-off was won by Horn. 

Many thanks are due the coaches, Messrs. Darrieulat 
and Heinz, for their untiring work, the results speaking 
for themselves. The squad also desire to express their 


appreciation to Instructor Fournon and Lieutenant Patterson for the interest they have displayed. 
Peck. Isaacs, and Halpine all did well in the dual meets. Peck being awarded an fNt. The 
following were awarded the N: Glennon, Partello, White. Horn, Headlee. 

Navy, 7; Harvard, 2. Navy, 9: M. I. T., 0. Navy, 5; Yale, 4. 

Navy, 6; U. of P., 3. Navy, 6; Columbia. 3. Navy, 6; Cornell, 3. 

Intercollegiates: Navy, 30-15; Cornell, 28-17; U. of P., 22-23. 








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SINCE Tennis is one of the few sports 
that can be indulged in after gradu- 
ation, it is increasingly popular 
here. While most of this popularity 
is manifested at 5.30 in the morning, 
enough good material worked for the 
team last season to enable Captain 
Popham to turn out a formidable aggre- 

Last fall, four of the foremost tennis 
players in the country showed us how 
it ought to be done, and incidentally gave 
us a great many valuable pointers. For 
the first time in the history of tennis 
at the Academy, we expect to have a coach for a week or so during the season. 
The absence of Captain Godfrey, who has been our mainstay for several 
years past, greatly handicaps the team, but hard work ought to bring us out on 
top at the end of this year's schedule, the hardest ever attempted by Navy. 

Navy, 4; Georgetown, 2. Navy, 2; Pittsburgh, 4. 

Navy, 6; Catholic University, 0. Navy, 4; Johns Hopkins, 2. 

Navy, 4; Lehigh, 2. Navy, 1 ; Pennsylvania, 5. 

Navy, 0; Michigan, 6. 

Captain Godfrey 

Manager Granat 




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Officers o( the Midshipmen's Athletic Association 

tislitymni B Athlrttc AsBnctatiou 

Lieut. -Commander A. P. Fairfield 
Secretary Navy Athletic Association 

William Alexander Hicks. '15 

Robert Norris Kennedy, ' 1 6 

Edward Lewis Ericsson, '16 

.4 thletic Representatives 

Daniel Sidney Appleton. ' I 7 
John Carmichael Williams, '18 


Football — H. E. Overesch, '15 
Baseball— W. A. Hicks, '15 
Crew— F. P. Culbert, '15 
Basketball — A. E. Smith, '15 
Track Team— D. M. Collins, '15 
Fencing — P. T. Glennon, '15 
Lacrosse — R. J. Mitchell, '15 
Gymnasium — J. D. Small, 15 
Rifle Team — S. Umsted, '15 
Wrestling — J. T. Davis, 15 
Tennis — V. H. Godfrey, ' 1 5 
Swimming — F. S. Low. '15 




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Leader— G. W. Grove, 1915 
Manager — Breed, 1915. 

First Tenors. 
G. G. Breed. 1918. 
deRoode, 1915. 
Derx, 1918. 
Huntoon. 1915. 
Page, 1918. 
Patterson, 1916. 
Snelling, 1915. 
Sweet. 1918. 

Director — Prof. C. A. Zimmerman. 
Adviser — Mr. H. C. Washburn. 

Second Tenors. 
Pigman, 1915. 
Grosskopf. 1916. 
Partello, 1915. 
Lavvson, 1916. 
Wooster, 1917. 
Small, 1915. 
Bowman, 1915. 
Royal. 1915. 
Ryan, 1917. 

Programme rendered belweett the acts of " Facing the Music' 

First Basses. 
Bullene, 1918. 
Major, 1916. 
Tevis, 1917. 
Shoemaker, 1915. 
Moses, 1918. 
Townsend, 1918. 
E. Breed, 1915. 

Second Basses. 
F. B. Smith, 1915. 
Miles, 1916. 
Jones. 1917. 
Holcombe, 1916, 
Childs, 1915. 
Brewster, 1916. 
H. D. Clarke. 1915. 

1. Nine Inches of Foam Barrett Glee Club 

2. Selections Mandolin Club 

3. The Water Mill Macy Glee Club 

4. The Star-Spangled Banner Key Glee and Mandolin Clubs 

Leader — del Valle, 1915. Director — Lt. LeBourgeois. U. S. N. 


First Mandolins. 
Brown. 1918. 
Cooper. 1916. 
Dunwood, 1917. 
Hoover. 1916. 
Shumaker. 1917. 
Sherman. 1918. 
Umsted. 1915. 

Second Matidolins. 
Avery, 1917. 
Cook. 1917. 
Miller, 1915. 
Paddock, 1915. 
Ziroli, 1916. 

Schofield, 1917. 

Ball, 1917. 
Feineman, 1916. 
Jones, 1917. 
deRoode. 1915. 

Graham, 1915. 
Perkins, 1917. 
R. W. Bates, 1915. 

Bledsoe, 1918. 
Haeberle, 1917. 
Geiselman, 1918. 
White, 1916. 

Drum and Traps. 
Eekhout, 1918. 




lMl>^rP M, 

WHO put the laugh in 
"Masqueraders"? Why, 
"Skeets," naturally! 
Who else? 

The story of the Masqueraders 
is simply told. They give us two 
nights of sheer contentment a year. 
How often have they made you 
smile ! and how often has some 
song of theirs made you breathe 
a little faster and lean closer to 
the girl beside you ! June Week 
and the Show, and the Girl: it's 
enough to make any class ring or pin 
restless ! 

Lights, soft music and bright 
chatter, — all are very different 
from the real Masquerader work. 
Day by day, night after night, 
they toil away, working on some 
awkward passage or difficult snatch 
of song. It isn't easy or even interesting, this routine work; but by their enthu- 
siasm they carry it along until at last they are ready. 

The chorus has the hardest job of all. They have to know the entire show, 
line by line, to be ready for their cues, and must learn a dozen or two songs and 
several dances. Worst of all, they have to learn to imitate girls. It's heart- 
breaking to try to teach mere men how to do that. They're so ungainly — their 
hands and feet so ludicrously large — their voices so deep and their faces — i* 
But by much work they learn their jobs, and by liberal application of paints 
they do resemble girls, somewhat. 

Much of this detail depends on the Manager and the Coach; so to Manager 
Wotherspoon and to Lieutenant Crosse be all credit, for to them, their experience 
and their patience, the success of the Show is due. There are two others who have 
given their time to the Masqueraders — Lieutenant Donavin and Professor 
Zimmerman. Lieutenants Donavin and Crosse are a pair unequalled when it 
comes to putting "pep " into acting. Professor Zimmerman, as always, makes 
the music real music. He coaches the singers, note by note, through every song, 
and makes them sing the way they should. We couldn't give a musical show 
without "Zimmie. " 

Manager Wolherspoon 





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J BIE said, "We'll play 'The Serenade'!*' All the wiseacres 
sat up and gave the merry ha-ha. "Midshipmen give 
'The Serenade'? Gee! that's rich. They can't do it." 

1; '^« J'*" The Masqueraders started in and did some tall working 

^ J^ for the next two months. Cast and chorus put everything 

i jJBH else aside and went after "The Serenade. " After a little, June 

Week came along and the Show was put on. It was a wonder; 

the Masqueraders had achieved the impossible. "Skeets " as 

Gomez was about four times funnier than we had thought 

possible. He kept the house in an uproar half the time. Nat 


and Jack Small 

as his daughter 

Yvonne were a 

good pair. Nat is 

a good singer and 

a natural come- 
dian. Jack as the 

vengeful Spanish 
girl was one of the hits of the piece 
and created a lot of surprise by his 
solos. Bascom Smith as Generio was 
an actor from the word "go, " and his 
deep bass voice fitted the part exactly, O'Brien as Dolores and "Beaney" 
Gearing as the Mother Superior starred for '14. Bowman played the Father 
Superior and made good at it, very good. "Pop" Grosskopf as Lopez had a 
wonderful opportunity in solo work and improved it in matchless style. 

Corn and O'Brien 

The Cast of "The Serenade" 



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'ACING the Music"— A Com- 
edy. It was. Only comedy 
isn't strong enough. It was 
a laugh from start to finish. 
Straight comedy was a new de- 
parture in Masquerader work 
and there were many doubting 
Thomases. However, just as they 
had done the June before, the 
Masqueraders put it over. "Facing 
the Music" was one of the best 
productions ever given here. 

Wotherspoon, Lieutenants 
Crosse and Donavin, aided and 
abetted by Mrs. Sands, drilled the 
eight "leads" for weeks before the 
Show. We rather expected some- 
thing decidedly amateurish, and 
we were wrong in our expectations. 
The Show had almost a professional 
smoothness and snap. 

Courtney as one Mr. John 

Smith was the star. He is the 

"find" of the year. He's great, with absolutely not a sign of the amateur 

about him. Very nearly as good were Collins as Dick and Wotherspoon as the 

curate John Smith. 

Van Buskirk as Miss Fotheringay. of the Bijou Theatre — dressed in a lemon- 
yellow gown which we recognized at once — made as good-looking a girl as we have 
seen at a hop this year. That's saying something, too. "Doc" Watson as Mrs. 
Pouting, with her "little flutter now and then;" Selman as Sergeant Duffell; 
Holcombe as Colonel Duncan Smith; Byington and Chapline as the Mrs. Smiths 
— all were mighty good. 

Not on the stage, but none the less important, were Bates, electrician, and 
Hussey, stage manager. 

The results of the per- 
formance reflect the great- 
est credit on the abilities, 
patience and industry of 
the Masqueraders and the 
enthusiasm and persistence 
of their coaches. 

The June Week Show 
of 1915 will be a comedy 
with practically the same 
cast that played " Facing 
the Music," which alone is 
enough to assure us that 
the production will be of 
surpassing excellence. 


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CHAPEL is a matter of routine, and for that 
reason the average midshipman fails to 
realize how much it does affect his life 
and thoughts. We venture to say, though, that 
a few Sundays without Chapel would convince 
all of its necessity, in a well-balanced scheme of 
living, as the proper way to begin the week, 
to say nothing of the spiritual gain, which is, 
of course, the very essence of all religious 
activities. Chaplain Cassard is ably seconded 
by the Y. M. C. A., and their work will be 
doubly efficient as the result of shifting the 
Y. M. C. A. meetings from Sunday to 

The work of the Y. M. C. A. is peculiarly 
unselfish, as it is performed entirely for others, 
with no thought of gain or even of praise. 
The leaders, Parkinson and D. W. Armstrong, 
deserve our sincere respect, — and they have it. 

chaplain William G. Cassard 


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HE Class of 1915 take this oppor- 
tunity to express to Professor 
Charles A. Zimmerman their 
sincere thanks for the readiness 
with which he has granted to them, dur- 
ing their life at the Naval Academy, any 
favor within his power. 

He has trained them in the Glee Club, 
in the Choir, and in the Masqueraders; 
and if it were not for him, these institu- 
tions would never have attained their 
present high standards. 

As organist in Chapel he has been 
absolutely indispensable, and his organ 
recitals on Sunday afternoons have added 
no little to our thorough enjoyment of 
that day. 

Professor Zimnnerman has been 
directly connected with the Naval Acad- 
emy for thirty-five years, and during 
that time he has received none but the 
highest praise. His Band is recognized 
by everybody as being one of the leading 
military bands of this country. We 
have been indeed fortunate in keeping 
him with us, when, from time to time, so many inducements have been offered 
him to go elsewhere. 

May he be able to spend many more years at the United States Naval 
Academy and afford to others the same amount of pleasure which has been our 



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THE Lucky Bag congratulates Arthur Cayley Davis on having completed 
his work as Editor of The Log of the United States Naval Academy in a 
manner which has put that publication on a firm basis. It has proved 
immune to the dry-rot that often assails such publications during their second 
year, and has steadily increased in interest and value. "Art's" individual efforts 

have been largely responsible, and the number 
of study-periods devoted to Log work by him would 
bilge most men. He has been ably seconded by 
the members of his staff. It is to be hoped that 
the publication will be carried on by succeeding 

Editor-in-Chief — A. C. Davis, '15 



MARCH 19. 191S. 

Business Manager 
D. W. Peck, '15 

Assistant Business Manager 
S. E. Dudley, '16 


R. D. S. Horn 
R. N. S. Bake 
H. Bodflsh. '15 
L. Wood, '15 
W. A. Hicks, '15 


G. C. Hill, '15 
H. G. Eldredge, '15 
B. R. Holcombe, '16 
T.J. Keliher, Jr.. '16 
W. P. Richards. '17 

E. Breed, '15 
D. M.Collins,' 15 
J. M. Lewis, '15 
M.C.Miller, '15 
W. H. A. Pike.' 15 

F. B. Royal, '15 


R. J. Mitchell, '15 C. A. Blackburn.' 1 6 
G. W. Grove, 15 L. F. Brown, 

T. Shelley, ' 1 5 
J. D. Small, '15 
J.L. McCrea.'15 
B. S. Dague, '16 

K. L. Coontz, '17 

G. G. 

W. E. MacKay, '16 
H.W.Anderson, '17 
J. B. HefFernan,'17 
A. D. Douglas, '17 
Breed, '18 

West Point Correspondent — -Cadet S. A. Townsend 









The Bugle Corps. 1914 — R. W. Cary, Jr., Leader 





The Bugle Corps, 1915 — Tully Shelley, Leader 




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Le Souper de la Classe 


'The Class" .^ L. R. deROODE 

'Mexican Athletics" T. G. BROWN 

'La Femme" G. W. GROVE 

'N"* _ F. P. CULBERT 

'After The Deluge" * _ H. O. TOVEY 

* As yet undelivered. Grove rendered further speeches unnecessary. 





'' I ■'WAS in the good Hotel Raleigh, of Washington, D. C., on the night of 
I September 29, 1913, that the members of "1915 ' leaned around to 

shake one another's fists and ask, "What kind of a leave was it, boy^" j J 

No insinuations of any kind, but there still exists a strong suspicion that several 
of the fellows had met earlier in the day at that well-known trysting place for 
Navy men, the New Ebbitt. 

'Most everybody was there. "Zimmie's" cohorts were in attendance and 
rendered music extremely restful to the ear. The menu — the solid diet, we 
mean — was elaborate, but before the Supper was half over, the other part of the 
card was absorbing all attention. JN 

Several speeches were made by members of the Committee and other 
notables. George Grove's flights of oratory found an audience deeply apprecia- 
tive — so appreciative, in fact, that their zeal in applauding proved highly dis- 
concerting. Among those present were 'Genie's white cat; Ganso and his 'iA^ 

graying locks; and Willie Preas with an up-to-the-minute toothbrush on his y 

upper lip. ^v 

The affair terminated about midnight, the various groups wending their / ' 

way to slumber or to continued pleasure. Only Jawn was left, musing despond- /^ 

ently over the scene of departed gayety. Henshaw led his brave forces in the quest [ / 

of Red Indians, but fortunately Washington's peace guardians were wary of 
midshipmites that night. 

Everyone, on awaking the following morning, voted that it was sure some 
supper, and tucked away the memory in a pleasant corner of his mind. 

Even after our return to Annapolis, the little ripple raised by the menu 
dedication served only to strengthen our vote that it was the best Class Supper 


TULLY SHELLEY, Virginia, Chairman. ^ 

C. G. Clark, California. /' 

M. C. Cooper, Florida. . % 

R. O. Glover. Georgia. 

A. S. WOTHERSPOON, Washington. D. C 



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Superintendent's Office, 

December 19, 1914, 


1. The Superintendent congratulates the Class of 
1915 upon Its exceptional record on the trip to Phila- 
delphia, the high standard of the class In duty and 
conduct generally, and upon the fact that reports from 
various departments Indicate closer application to study 
during the month of December with the prospect that all 
members of the class may be satisfactory at the end of 
the first term. 

2, In view of all thle. It Is directed that no 

first classman, except auen as maj'' be specially restricted, 
be debarred from the privileges of Christmas leave on 
accovint of deficiencies In studies. 

W. F. Fullam, 

Captain, U.S. Navy, 
Superintendent . 





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1915 CLASS SONG U.S.N. A. 



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THIS Lucky Bag is aimed to be "distinctively individual, " an aspiration 
whose realization is attended by peculiar difficulty because of the compara- 
tively limited field for experiment. We have tried to make it interesting 
rather than instructive, and for that reason have tried to tell as much in picture 
as possible. If we have succeeded to any degree, the credit should go to 
Edward Breed and G. C. Hill, who, more than anyone else, have contributed 
to the interest of its pages. 

Speaking of Lucky Bags, the following list, furnished us through the kindness 
of Mr. Julian M. Spencer (Class of 1861), may prove of interest: 

1894 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to "Father Neptune." 

1895 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to "Our Alma Mater." 

1896 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Colonel Robert M. Thompson (U. S. N. A., 

1897 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Chaplain Henry H. Clark, United States Navy. 

1898 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt. i ^ 

1899 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Admiral F. V. McNair, United States Navy. \{''' 

1900 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Commander R. R. IngersoU, United States 

1901 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Professor Paul J. Dashiell, United States Navy. *^ 

1902 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Colonel Robert M. Thompson (U. S. N. A., V 

1903 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Commander C. E. Colahan, United States Navy. 

1904 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Midshipman R. T. Carpenter,* United States 

1905 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Lieutenant Needham L. Jones, United States 

1906 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Commander W. F. FuUam, United States Navy. 

1907 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Professor W. W. Hendrickson, United States 

1908 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Commander W. S. Benson, United States Navy. 

1909 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Captain C. J. Badger, United States Navy. 

1910 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Lieutenant-Commander J. F. Hines, United 
States Navy. 

1911 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Lieutenant-Commander E. P. Jessop, United 
States Navy. 

1912 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Captain Charles A. Gove, United States Navy. 

1913 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Lieutenant Hugh Brown, United States Navy. 

1914 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to Lieutenant Douglas L. Howard, United States 

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The 1915 Lucky Bag Staff wish to express their appreciation: N 

To Lieutenant-Commander Chauncey Shackford, United States Navy, for y" ) 

his unfailingly courteous treatment of all requests made to him in his capacity ^■/■/ 

as Senior Assistant to the Commandant of Midshipmen. 


To Mr. Howard Chandler Christy, for his splendid painting of The Christmas 

To Mrs. C. R. Miller, of Leslie's Weekly, for the loan of photographs. 

To White of New York, Reilly & Way, Philadelphia, and The International 
News Service, for the use of a number of photographs. 

To Midshipmen George Frederick Hussey, 1916, Frederick Edward Haeberle, 
1917, and William Jennings Malone, 1918, for the material relating to their {"^ 

respective classes. 

To Mr. Charles R. Hoskins, of the Hoskins Press, for his interest and advice 
in the arranging of this book, and for the infinite patience which he has shown in 
all his dealings with us. 

Finally, the Editor wishes to thank the Staff for their unselfish labor and to 
commend them to the rest of the class. The work of Breed and Hill speaks for 
itself, but the hours given by the others to unsigned work is no less worthy of 



Annapolis, Maryland, 
26 March, 1915. 


SUBJECT: Death of First Lieutenant Antoine Joseph 
Corbesier, Marine Corps. 

The Superintendent has the painful duty of announcing the death 
of First Lieutenant Antoine Joseph Corbesier, U. S. Marine Corps, 
which occurred at the Naval Hospital, Annapolis, at 4:20 A. M. 
Friday, 26 March. 

Lieutenant Corbesier was born in Brussels, Belgium, 22 January, 
1837, and was appointed Swordmaster at the U. S. Naval Academy 
in October, 1865, serving faithfully and efficiently for a period of 49 

He was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, 4 
March, 1913, by special Act of Congress. 

Professor Corbesier was an interesting and conspicuous figure, in 
the history of the Naval Academy for nearly half a century. Possessed 
of a stern though lovable nature, he won the high esteem and affection 
of all with whom he came in contact. 

Every graduate of the Naval Academy on the active list of the 
Navy, to-day, except the Admiral of the Navy, has been under the 
military instruction of Professor Corbesier and his death will be 
mourned by thousands of men in all walks of life, who have known 
him through their attendance at the Naval Academy. 

The value of Professor Corbesier's services to the Navy is incal- 
culable. He was the author of the "Sword Exercise" and "Bayonet 
Exercise" as laid down in the Navy Drill Regulations, and his "Setting 
Up" drill was long the standard of the Navy. 

During all the years of his splendid service. Professor Corbesier 
showed the greatest possible interest in the development and instruc- 
tion of midshipmen, and he never failed to win their sincere respect and 
affection. His manner and bearing were always military, his habits 
and his private character were exemplary and his influence was most 
powerful for good. 

The deepest sympathy is extended to his family in their bereave- 


Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy, 


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HEN the course of life is finished 

And our voyage nears its end; 
When the lights of Heaven are ^lowinj 

• Just around the nearer bend; 
When the anchor strikes the bottom 

And we furl oiir tattered sails. 
And 'we ease off spars and ri^^in^ 

Battle-scarred and \s^orn by ^ales; 
When the last time we assemble 

On the deck beside the mast. 
While the Board of Last Retirement 

Checks our record for the past: 
May we find our duty finished 

And ^^"ell done, in peace and \var. 
When the last great muster finds us 

"Present — and accounted for." 





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G-Ri^D-L'Ano/vj Outfit-^ — 

Linger Awhile 

"The average midshipman, like 
most college students, is a conceited 
little rat; attractive, no doubt; very 
irresponsible, and exceedingly flirta- 
tious when not exceedingly indiffer- 
ent. " — Woman's Magazine. 

UST that one box to clear out and I'm ready to 
pack. Wonder what's in it? Service trou, 
leggins (no buckles), and — hello! what's this? 
Letters! All my letters for four years! " 

You know him. He lives on every deck. 
There's a large wooden box, liberally stencilled, 
just outside his door. And the time is an even- 
ing study period the last week in May. 

How many of you found, as he did, a box 
half-filled with letters? And there in the soft May night you looked them 
over, opened some, and dreamed old dreams. You lingered awhile with your 
memories of four long years of girls. 

These big square envelopes here — Elizabeth's — with a postmark of Plebe 
summer. Elizabeth — Betts! He remembered days spent with her between sea 
and sky in a quivering half-rater, her hair blowing in his eyes and her spray- 
whipped cheek close to his as he taught her how to sail. Somewhere in that mass 
of letters there's another big, square, white one from her — an invitation to her 

Belcourt Sem. on the flaps of these blue letters. Belcourt? Whew! That 
was Youngster Year, the early part. What a fool he had been that year, waiting 
every morning for the Assistant M. C. to bring the mail around! A letter a day 
he wrote her — for a while. 

Toward Christmas, a girl of golden hair and deep blue eyes claimed his time. 
Little white letters in a scrawling, childish hand. 

Here's one from Kathryn, mailed way out West. His room-mate had 
dragged her the first time, but somehow never had again. That was a rather 
rough stunt to play, but how was he to know that they had missed ten dances 
while they were strolling on the Parade Ground? No reason to get peeved, was 

A bundle marked "Jamestown. " H'm! that must have been the Fleet 
cruise. All of them from Heather; some of them written on the "Bay View " 
stationery. Peach of a place, that long wharf near the Casino, to watch the 
lights of the Fleet and er — ah well, you ought to know: you were there, too. 

And then a big armful received Second Class year. Just plain letters, most 
of them, except a few — these here and those, the ones with the funny writing. 
Everyday fussing letters, most of them. 

This one — postmarked "1915." Now, that part of his memories is a 
secret. She was — no, she wasn't; she IS! She's here now — I'll see her to-day. 
And say, what's your dope? — do you think a man can marry on ensign's pay? 




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"Bone" Lewis, long looked upon as one of our most solidly shell-backed Red 
Mikes, was discovered, in March, casting bashful calf-eyes at a silver-framed 
photograph of a daughter of Eve, placed conspicuously on his table. "In the 
spring, a young man's fancy" — eh. Bone? 

"Forry ' Royal, when we heaved in sight of Provincetown, Massy cruise: 
"Now, gentlemen, you are about to see Massachusetts, one of the garden spots 
of the earth." God help the desert spots! 

Jack D., in London fmorning after): "Say, for heaven's sake, look through 
my things and see if you find a marriage license! " 

Another midshipman in London: "Whee! quack! quack! I'm a duck!" 

"Cap'n Jack" Williams, in Nav. : "Oh, my, yes, young man, I ve used the moon 
many times, but never for purposes of navigation! — never for purposes of navi- 
gation! " 

"Hungry, " in Paris: "Some come in and some go out — " See Rojo for 

Paul R. Snaik, alias "Tommy, the Kid, " in New York, Second Class cruise: 
"Oh, Rojo! listen to the little engine — lap and lead! lap and lead! lap and lead! " 

Paul R. again, in confiding tone: "Oh, ge-e-e-e, Buzzard! she's the coldest 
thing — she plays no favorites. " 

Buzzard: "Get'ell outahere and let me sleep!" 

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Club; Weak Squad; Bonehead 

Master of many men am I ; 
Fame, fortune and career on my whim wait. 
Through every corridor I stalk. I penetrate 

Into each room, and, standing by 

The side of him who sighs, 
I whisper evil in his ear and make him hate 

His life and all that therein lies; 
I make him scowl and in his duty hesitate, 
And change enthusiasm in his work to distaste 
for all he tries. 

The few joys of his life I bitter make: 
A merry heart, a smiling face are my foes; 
For them I cannot harm, and I return no more. 

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HIS is the one member of 1 91 3 of whom nothing good can be said. He is 
the embodiment of just about all the evil existing in the Navy to-day. 
Never could any happy little gathering take place when this man was 
present. No good movement was ever started but what he must 
offer some opposition to it. 

He has been an utter disgrace, and it is not the intention of any man in the 
class to offer an excuse for him now. He is, in a class of one hundred and eighty 
members, the only man whom none of us will claim as a friend or be a friend 
to. Every man in our class has made an earnest effort to oust him from the 
Navy entirely, and if he goes into the Service with us we hope that the out- 
side world will be charitable in their 

This man has caused, directly, 
about two-thirds of our class who have 
been unsat at various times, to be in that 
very unpleasant condition. He is a 
charter member of the Midshipmen's 
Rocking-chair Brigade and is respon- 
sible for all of our slander. 

If you do join us, old man, it is the 
hearty wish of all your classmates that 
some Bluejacket shoves you overboard 
the first dark night after your arrival. 
We could not sincerely wish you a good 
cruise even on the Reina. Here's to 
your ill "hellth " and speedy death! 


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Oldest man in the Class (officially) "Libno" 

Youngest man "Charlie Noble" 

Longest drink "Periscope, the Halliard" 

Smallest man "Geraldine, the Runt" [ 

Biggest fusser Z'Koko" Hatch y 

Biggest Red Mike H. H. Hobson H. cl 

Handsomest man... "Malcolm" p 

". . . .but awfully nice" "Jonnie" A 

Strongest man "The Wop" 

Weakest man "Chicken" 

Most engaged man "Loo-eye Remsen" f\ 

Least engaged man R. M. N., Jr. ) 

Most military man "Majah Cun'nel Ginral" Scott [/' 

Class Crum "Sammy" Shumaker \ / 

Class erg „ "Park-eye" (/ 

Class comedian (Jewish).._ "Hoif " .::; 

Class politician "Geed" 

Class diplomat "Forrie, the Royal" 

Class genius "Mayevski" 

Class foghorn "Bascom" 

Cutest man "Hoke" 

Class windjammer .". ..."Rafe" 

Class bandit "Snookums," alias "Al Jennings" S, 

Class wit "Fiffy" Us ' 

Class jinx .."The Gnu" |j T 

Class smoker "Heinie" Grimm 

Class pipe "Freddie" French 

Class ring "Prof" 

Class Dago savoir _ "Jimmy" Kyle (2.4 plus) 

Class Infallible "Shof" 

Class fish "Eints" 

Submarine Flotilla "Rojo," "Keique," "Joe," "Willie" 



U. S. S. Reina Mercedes 

Roster of Officers in a Qualified Sense 

Field, J. M., 135 days . 
Parkinson, R. M., 120 days 
Farnsworth, J. S., 118 days 
^Cooper, M. C, 100 days 
Clarke, H. D., 90 days . 
del Valle, P. A., 90 days 
Mitchell, R. J., 60 days 
Ray, J. S., 60 days 
Tisdale, R. D., 60 days 


. Executive Officer 

First Lieutenant 


Senior Watch Officer 

Watch Officer 

Watch Officer 

Watch Officer 

Watch Officer 

Junior Officers (also in a Qualified Sense) 

Friend, T. H. H., 45 days. 
French, F. G., 30 days. 
Maher, J. E., 30 days. 
Rockwell, S. G., 30 days. 
Withers, N., 30 days. 
Ring, M. L., 21 days. .- 
Burstan, R. M., 15 days. 
Clark, C. G., 15 days. 
Clark, R. W., 15 days. 
Grove, G. W., 15 days. 
Spriggs, M. H., 15 days. 

Landis, A., 31 days. 
Lusk, J. C, 30 days. 
Nunnally, W. J., 30 days. 
Vickrey, C. C, 30 days. 
McCoach, E. S., 21 days. 
Bates, J. F., 15 days. 
Chadwick, J. H., 15 days. 
Clark, H. S., 15 days. 
DoUarhide, E. S., 15 days. 
Maher, S. A., 15 days. 
Marshall, P. H. L. A., 7 days. 







"Emo Ho^i, Past Plebe" 

HAT night we attend June Ball. Holy Smoke! Hon. Ed., how we do enjoy 
that hop! Whenever Youngster feel rhino during cruise, all he got to do is 
to think of it, and he immejutly become happy as Mech. Dept. when, all 
by itself, it stick ^ 9 Plebe Class on tree. We forget all about beautiful theory of 
tango as taught by Hon. Dancing Prof., together with his "tread, open, close-up;" 
and, led by native instinck and 40 H. P. exuberance of spirits, we tango, hesitate, 
turkey trot around Armory floor. Having had no practice for past 1 + yrs., we 
forget all about rules of road; but we should worry and bump into everybody 
from Rear-Admirals to candidates. 

Reveille next A. M. bust 5 min. after taps have sound, and we wake up to 
fack that today we start out on trail of Ancient Mariner. Private yachts fur- 
nish by govt, fail to come up to expectations, and we are somewhat astound at 
lack of personal care Uncle Sam exhibit on his pampered pets. 

But, being sea-goin' crowd, we take to life on board like ducks to water, 
and steam down tempestuous waters of Chesapeake Bay like that have been 
"^ our job since ocean were 1st wet. Day after we pass Capes we run into small 

hurricane. At breakfast that A. M. ratey bluejacket cook slip one over on us 
and stick something into grub which give most everybody indigestion, so that all 
hands stand by to man lee rail at frequent intervals. 

Day or two later we get into swing of things and seamanship we have learn 
on Reina come back. We give 1st classman merry ha! ha! when he start conver- 
sation about mail-buoys and hammock ladders, and stick thumb to nose when he 
snuggest that we hike round to chief gunner and ask for turret wrench to twist 
turret over to port side. 

Squadron are compose of 3 battle-wagons — "Illy," "Misery," and "Idaho." 
In them we 1st procede to Tangiers, smell of which make retire stableman feel 
, homesick; then to Gib and Naples. At Naples we are serenade night and day by 

/ Neapolitan quartet, which come alongside in bumboats and sing "O Sole Mio" 

f'.i till we know it frontwards, backwards and both ways from middle. 

From Naples we make best of way back to Gib, where fleet divide. "Misery" 
and "Illy" roll up north and make fast to bottom of Thames River off Gravesend. 
There Youngsters on board are entertain privately by Royalty, fack which do fail 
. I to come out till it are publish in Sept. by "Podunk Banner." Those on board 

^^>^ ' "Idaho" convey her to Villefranche, where Napoleon have once show his face 

and where nix have happen since, and hand her over to Greeks. Greek blue- 
jackets have their own ideas about how to run battle-wagons. They procede to 
J I keep chickens in spud locker, stow spuds in ammunition hoist, and turn powder 

^;i magazine into Smoke Hall. There we embark on U. S. S. Maine, which we are 

' I astound to find have been raise from ocean bottom, slightly repaired and sent 

v^ ■ over to carry us back. We grace Gib with our presence once more, and then move 

j]\ over to beautiful harbor of Tangiers, where we procede to spend rest of summer. 

riij At Tangiers bosun's mate holler "All hands up anchor!" in time to get to 

'.-\\\ U. S. 5 days after Sept. leave have commence, and we disembark at Crabtown 

in high degree of rhino. For 1st time since Buck's we take pleasure in sight of 
chapel dome, and we kiss hand sweet au revoir to it so soon as we have jump into 
cits and hop aboard train for home. 

Shade of Paul Jones, how Sept. leave do flit past! We no sooner reach 
Podunk and settle down to enjoy barbarities of civilization than Oct. 1st roll 
round and chase us back to Crabtown. Hon. Sir, I day of Sept. leave are not to 
be swap for 6 wks. of blissful life in hospital; and only joyful spot in whole out- 
look of future Navy life are, that it come again in I 1 mos. 




"The Midshipmen of the American battleships 'Missouri' and 'Illinois,' now lying off 
Gravesend, played an interesting game of baseball with the London Baseball Club, at the 
Stadium, Shepherds Bush, to-day (Saturday). An anxious moment for the wicket-keeper." 




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. 404 

Armour & Co. . 

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Army and Navy Journal 

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Babcock & Wilcox Co. 

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Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. 

. 377 

Bayne, J. E. . 

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Bellis. Wm. H. Co. . 

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Berwind-White Coal Mining Co. 

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Berry & Whitmore Co. 

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Bethlehem Steel Co. . 

. 401 

Boyer, W. E. . 

. 390 

Brooks Bros. 

. 392 

Carr. Mears & Peebles 

. 379 

Carvel Hall . . ^ . 

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Chaney, R. G. 

. 390 

Colt's Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Cc 

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DuPont de Nemours Powder Co. 

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Edison Storage Battery Co. 

. 405 

Electric Boat Co. 

. 392 

Feldmeyer Bros. 

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Feldmeyer, Chas. G. 

. 400 

General Electric Co. . 

. 393 

Gilbert, J. Newton 

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Green, T. Kent 

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Gorham Co. 

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Hams & Shafer Co. . 

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Headley & Farmer Co. 

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Heiberger, F. J. & Son 

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Horr, J. A. Frederick. 

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Horstmann, Wm. H. Co. . 

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Hotel Astor 

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Hotel Maryland 

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Hotel Walton 

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Hyde Windlass Co 391 

Jenkins Bros. ..... 398 

John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Co. 400 

Jordan Stabler Co. .... 402 

Keuflel & Esser Co. .... 388 

Koolage, C. W., Jr 409 

Levering Coffee Co. .... 409 
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Merriam, G. & C. Co. . . . 386 

Meyer's Military Shops . . . 386 

Miller, Philip 403 

Moore's Confectionery . . . 409 

Morse Twist Drill & Machine Co. 379 

New Ebbitt Hotel .400 

New York Clothing House 395 

Pocahontas Fuel Co. .... 408 
Prudential insurance Co. . . 386 

Reed's Sons, Jacob .... 394 
Rice & Duval . " . . . . 387 

Roelker, H. B. .... 388 

Saumenig, J. H. & Co. . . 401 

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Schwarz & Forger .... 409 
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Sperry Gyroscope Co. . . 384 

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Stetson Shoe Co. .... 384 

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Tiffany & Co 374 

Travelers Insurance Co. . . .391 

Vanderbilt Hotel . . .375 

Warnock Uniform Co. . . . 403 

Welch 402 

White Studio . . . . .396 
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make the necessary designs and in every case 
■will give you an individual, distinctive and at- 
tractive piece of work. 

The Hoskins Press 

904-06 Chestnut Street 
Philadelphia, Pa. 



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What Is It You Want? 


C&P.2?" Office, 159 West St. 


It you don t believe it, just drop into 

Boyer's Arcade and you will 
be convinced 

Hiring, Livery, Sale 

and Exchange Stable 

A full line of Felt Goods always on hand 

of Annapolis and Southern Maryland 

Mid'n Class Pictures and views of the 

The firm of R. G. Chaney is known by its carefu 

U. S. Naval Academy always in stock 

selection of experienced and reliable employees. 
Teams of all kinds for hire by day, week or month. 


including fine Saddle Horses. 
Baggage transferred and checked from residence ol 
patrons to any point. Hauling to ail trains. 

Remember that this is headquarters 

Automobile garage for storage, and Automobiles for 

for amateurs. Out amateur work is 

hire by the hour. 

always to the front. With the largest 

Fire- proof storage warehouse. Furniture and Pianos 

and best line of Souvenir Post Cards m 

stored, packed and shipped to all parts of the 

the city at one (1) cent each. When 

world. Our furniture vans are the best. 

in Annapolis, don't forget the place. 

Attractive rubber-tire carriages, for weddings and 



67 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, Md. 



We now have an up-to-date Blacksmith Shop in 


connection with our other business. Repairing 



Mail Orders Solicited W. E. BOYER, Prop. 

and Horse Shoeing a specialty. 

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The Largest and Best Equipped 



Pharmacy in the City 



Pure Drugs and Chemicals 

-^l)armaci5l: - 

Toilet Articles and Perfum- 


ery, Imported and Domestic 

Cigars and Cigarettes, 

Soda and Mineral Waters 






Main and Francis Streets 





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HYDE WINDLASS CO., Bath, Maine. U. S. A. 


**T^^j LTHOUGH most life insurance companies 
^f^^ discriminate against the Service, by 
^^ W^ charging extra premiums, or rating the 
applicant up from six to eight years, 
Hartford, Connecticut, issues contracts to officers of 
the Navy without restrictions or conditions as to 
residence, travel and occupation from date of issue. 
After the contract is issued no extra premium can 
ever be charged for military or naval service either 
in peace or war. 

At age 22 a policy for $10,000 on the 20-Payment 
Life Premium Reduction plan, will cost $297.70 the 
first year and $219.30 for the remaining nineteen 
years. Total pre iums paid in 20 years, $4,464.40; 
an average of $22.33 per $1,000 per annum. New 
Disability Clause without addition 1 charge. 

About 25% of the commissioned officers of the 
United States Navy are already covered by the 
Travelers contracts written through this Bureau, and 
are now enjoying the benefit of the protection at the 
lovr guaranteed rates of this Company. 

Before deciding on your insurance, write to me 
for full particulars. Special arrangements made with 
Midshipmen in payment of premiums. 


S. p. FICKLEN, General Agent 

Army and Navy Bureau 

The Travelers Insurance Company 

Suite 60 1 -606 Woodward Building 

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F. J. Heiberger & Son 


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>.^Lerc/iant Uallors 

Caps, Equipments, Uniforms 
and Civilian Tailoring 

1419 F Street, N. W. 
Washington, D. C. 

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Service Uniforms 

Overcoats and Cloaks 


149 Tremont Street 

Civilian Clothing 

Ready-made and to Measure 

Hats and Shoes 


lis; ra;^ 3 " it;- :g| 

"*yi^.§ ?' -1 220 Bellevue Avenue 

NEW Building at Madison avenue and forty-fourth Street 

TO BE occupied BY US ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 1ST, 1915 

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Products of the 

General Electric Company 

Made Especially for 

Internal Combustion 
Generating Sets 

Meters and Instruments 
Wire and Cable 

Steam Engine 


Mazda Lamps 
Arc Lamps 

Wiring Devices 
Telltale Boards 
Electric Bake Ovens 

and Ranges 
Electric Radiators, Tu- 

Searchlights, Incan- 
descent and Arc 

bular and Luminous 


- - Schenectady, N. Y. 


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Makers of 

Finest Unifornis 


Manufacturers of 

Standard Eqiiipme^tt 


Naval Officers 

Civilian Clothing, both Custom-made 
AND Ready to Wear, Haberdashery, 
Hats and all Dress Accessories. 

A cordial ^nvm^on 1424-1426 CHcStnUt St. 

75 extended to Officers 

to call on us ivhen in T\ 1*1 1 1. .'L* 

Phuadeipkia. rhilaclelphia 

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athletic article you 
can buy 

"We'd rather satisfy 
than pacify" 





Athletic Ovitiitters 


26 E. 42d St. 


Send for new, complete, 
illustrated catalog 

Order by Mail or thru 
Midshipmen's Store 


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Harris & Shafer Company 

We have an excellent assortment and 
carry a complete stock of the choic- 
est in fine goods (orjly) in 

Jewelry and Silverivare 

Goods Sent on Request for 
Inspection and Selection 

We are prepared to furnish on request 

designs of any kind and in any 

line relating to our business. 

1308 F. Street, N. W. 


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Between 45lh and 46th Streets, 
in Times Square. 

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^^^^'^^ Colleges for the Season. 

The School and College Department makes 
available the best skilled artists and modern 
methods, and also assures promptness and 
accuracy in completion of work. 

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South Hadley, 





West Point, 
N. Y. 

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The Proven Best 

/ byi^Government Test " 

0\^ Firearms 


Made in all desirable calibers, weights and sizes. 

Used by the United States Government for more than half a century, 

and are the choice of Military Organizations, Police Departments 

and Expert Shooters the world over. 
They hold world's records for Accuracy and are famed for their 

Safety and Durability. 


Adopted by the United States Government for its Army and Navy 
after exhaustive competitive tests, because of their marked superi- 
ority to any other known pistol. 

Made in calibers .22 to .45. 

Known as "The Automatic Pistol You Can't Forget to Make Safel" 


Adapted for rifle ammunition of almost any caliber for Army and 
Navy use. 

Light in weight and compact in size; will fire 500 shots per minute. 
Heated barrel can be replaced with cool barrel in less than a 

Can be fitted with a variety of mounts — tripod, gun carriage, auto- 
mobile or motorcycle; also on parapet mount for fortifications. 




Catalogs and Special Booklets FREE on request. 







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Superior Quality is Guaranteed 

by this Diamond Trade Mark on £uS^ 


Brass and Iron Body in Globe, Angle, Cross Check and Y 
patterns — the original renewable disc valves. For steam 
service, the valves are fitted with the new Jenkins 
Bros. No. 119 disc; for cold water, with discs of soft 
composition. These valves can be kept perfectly 
tight without need of regrinding. 

Extra heavy valves in brass, iron body, and cast steel 
for high pressures and superheated steam. 
Pump Valves for hot or cold water, high or low pressures 
and various conditions of service, valve discs, sheet pack- 
ing, and other mechanical rubber goods required in 
engineering service. 

New York 




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Established 1872 


E. A.Wright Bank Note Co. 

izitqratnn's printers Stattouers 


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Life Insurance Company^ 


The John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance 
Company of Boston, Massachusetts 

accepts risks on the lives of commissioned officers 
in the United States Navy, Army and Marine 
Corps, without discrimination as to form 
of contract or premiums charged. 


thereby giving insurance at Net Cost. 

Assets, December 31, 1914, 
Income During 1914, 
Insurance in Force, 


Investigate our Monthly Income and Eighteen 
Payment Life contracts before insuring 

Rates, sample policies, or any other information 
desired promptly furnished. 

Address all communications to 
E. J. CLARK, State Agent 
Wyatt Building Calvert Building 



J. M. SPENCER, Special Agent 

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Newsdealer, Bookseller and Stationer 

Navy Pennants and Pillow Covers 

Largest Assortment of 
Souvenir Post Cards in the City 

Choice Brands of 
Cigarettes, Cigars and Tobacco 

Sole Agent for 
Eastman's Kodaks and Supplies 

If it isn't an EASTMAN 

it isn't a KODAK 

You should have one on the summer 

48 Maryland Avenue 

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The Service House 
in the National Capital 

American and European 

New in Equipment 

Highest Class Service in 
Every Feature 


American Plan. $3.00 to $6 00 
European Plan, $1 .50 to $4.00 







Hotel Walton 





Near all Theatres, Shops, Railway Stations, 
Street Car Lines and Points of Interest 

Every Modern Convenience Absolutely Fireproof 


Finest Hotel Lobby in the Country 

Cafes and Grills 500 Elegantly Furnished 


Guest Rooms 

Rooms without bath, $1.50 up 
Rooms with bath, 2.00 up 

Hot and Cold Water in Every Room 

High Class Cuisme Superior Service 

Large Convention Hall and Ballroom 

LOUIS LUKES, President 

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-The Bethlehem Steel Co.- 

is continuously supplying 


to the U, S. Army, U. S. Navy and 

various foreign governments 







— We Manufacture — 

Naval, Field and Coast Defence 


Turrets, Armor Plates, Projectiles 

Forgings, Castings, Shafting 

Rails and Structural Steel 





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Fifty-three Years' Experience 
in the Stationery Business ; : : 

John H. Saumenig & Co. 


Fine and 

Commercial Stationery 

All the leading brands of 
Foreign and Domestic Paper 

Everything in the Stationery Kne required for the 
Office. Home and Educational Institutions 

Special attention given to ENGRAVING 

of Wedding Invitations. Wedding Announcements, 

Visiting Cards, At Home Cards, Reception- Cards, 

Class Day Exercises. Monograms. Crests, Arms, 

Address Dies 


Only Expert Workmen Employed 

All Orders receive prompt attention and are given our 
personal supervision 

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Jordom 8laM@r Company 


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We are entering on our fifty-third year in this business, and still on the job. We 
have never worked harder to please our patrons. We have always had the interest of our 
patrons before us, hence our trade still grows larger year by year. 

We import our Fine Wines, Medicinal Brandies. High Grade Coffees, Teas, Spices, 
and all of our English, French, German, Spanish and Italian Products. 

If you wish absolutely pure Olive Oil of the first pressing, we always have it in 
stock. You cannot economize on Olive Oil, if you expect to enjoy your salads. 

Officers and Directors 




l^ ice-President 






Sec'y and Asst. Treas. 

Cits Tailoring for Midshipmen 
Cits Evening Dress Outfits 

Suits and 




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The Warnock Uniform Co. 

Importers and Manufacturers 
The Standard of the U. S. Army, U. S. Navy and U. S. Marine Corps 
"^^^"^^ 19 and 21 WEST 31st STREET, NEW YORK 

Highest Award, Paris Exposition 1900 BETWEEN FIFTH AVENUE AND BROADWAY 

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Knox Hats 

Onyx Hosiery 

Walk-Over and J. & M. Shoes 

Manhattan and Cluett Shirts 

Custom Tailoring 

Dent's Gloves 

Keiser Neckwear 

E. & W. and Arrow Collars 

Likly Trunks and Suitcases 

Mail orders receive prompt attention 

Catalogues mailed on request 


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Main Street and Church Circle 

Invites the accounts of the public in 
general and Naval Officers and men 
in particular. 

Its banking hours are 9 a. m. to 4 
p. m., and on Saturdays 9 a. m. to 6 
p. m. — thus giving them an oppor- 
tunity to attend to business after the 
day's duty is over. 

To officers on sea duty, we suggest 
the convenience of making us a month- 
ly allotment, which is placed to their 
credit on the first of each month, and 
is at once subject to check. 

If you have surplus funds, they will 
draw three and one-half per cent, in- 
terest, if placed on a savings account, 

If you are in need of funds, call to 
see us with a view of making a loan. 

We are prepared to serve you in 
every way. 

George T. Meivin, President J. Marshall Caughy. Treasurer 

G. Thos. Beasley. Vice-President Edward IVl. Brenan, Secretary 
Joseph T. Brenan, Vice-President John R. Kaiser, Ass't Secretary 


Gems, Jewelry, Watches, Silver- 
ware, Clocks, Bronzes and Art 
Objects, Stationery, Heraldry, 
Medals, Insignia :: :: :: 

T)esigners of 
Class Crests and Novelties 

Jewelers for the Historic-Commemorative 
and Patriotic Societies 


Embossed, Stamped or Illuminated from 
Class Crests or Seals of the United States 
Naval Academy. Prices and sample 
paper on request. 

Special Designs Furnished for 

Dance Programs, Banquet Menus. Class 
Crests. Visiting Cards, Reception and 
Wedding Invitations. 

Mail orders carefully 

Selections sent on ap- 

Berry & Whitmore Co. 

F and 11th Streets 





Salesroom: 14 and 16 Astor Place 
Factory: Newark, N. J. 


Relished SB 


^^^^ Pork and Beans 

Make any meal a feast 

It's the quality of the 
pork and the beans plus 
the manner of preparation 




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There is a very innocent-looking battery-testing platform at the New York Navy 
Yard. It "rolls, rolls, pitches and rolls," from I 5 to 45 degrees each side of horizontal, 
day in and day out. For about ten minutes per day, at the end of each roll, it brings 
up against a log of wood, by way of variety. Perfect simulation of the performance 
of a submarine when on the surface in a seaway, or when hit by the swell from a 
passing steamer when made fast to tender or dock. 

Last June the Navy Department must have become weary of purchasing sea- 
sick batteries for submarines, because they built this platform and sent out invitations 
to the manufacturers of submarine batteries, asking that they send over a few of 
their children for a nice seagoing ride. We have all seen how some children act 
when on a deck that "rolls, rolls, pitches and rolls." 

We dressed three of our young rough-necks in rompers and sent them over. 
They had just passed their final examinations and felt very proud of the distinction. 

They took their places on the platform and waited. No playmates showed 
up. More invitations were sent out. Still no playmates, but several negative 
answers to the r. s. v. p., I suppose. 

Then that husky new platform got impatient to show what it could do to those 
Orange Triplets, and the game started. 

Each cell was rated at 2880 ampere hours, submarine service. After seven 
months of the "seagoing" ride, and after more than 350 cycles of charge and discharge 
at varying rates had been logged off, each cell showed 3600 ampere hours capacity. 
The test is still on, and the cells are getting so full of enthusiasm and ozone they 
don't seem to ever want to come away from there. 

Reminds me of some 300 ampere hour cells we sent to the New York Yard for 
test, in August, 1910. After putting them through 1200 cycles of charge and 
discharge with no signs of fatigue other than on the part of the "testers," they set 
the cells aside two years ago. Disgustingly healthy yet. 

There are thousands of Edison Storage Batteries in the service of the United 
States Navy. Some are over five years old. Yet not one of them, to my knowledge, 
has been returned to us for replacement under our five-year guarantee, except two 
or three that had received injections of sulphuric acid by mistake. 

There is but one answer — A steel battery with an alkaline solution for use on a 
steel warship navigating an alkaline sea. 


Miller Reese Hutchison, E.E., PH.D. 

Chief Engineer to and Personal Representative of 

i Edison Storage Battery Co. r 


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Army nnh Naug (En-nprrattup (Cnrnpanji 

16 East 42nd Street 


1123 South Broad Street 

14 Forresl Street 
Winthrop Beach 



1623 H Street, near Connecticut Ave. 

Care of Hastings Clothing Co. 
Post and Grant Ave. 

The Department Store of the Services 

Exclusive control of the Apollo form system of measurement by means of which officers 

can buy their uniforms and civilian clothing by mail, without bothering about try-ons. 
Write for application blank for membership in the Company and list of retail stores offering 

discounting facilities for stockholders of this Company. 
Our custom department has unrivalled facilities for making uniforms that are correct in style 

and material. 
We make civilian suits that have a snappy, distinctive appearance. 
Every department possesses the latest and most attractive features in merchandise to be found 
















■JVORTUNATE. indeed, is the young Officer who has the foresight and good judgment to 

%Sf select a Life Insurance Policy suitable to his individual needs. 

Such contracts maybe obtained from the best Companies at same low cost rates as are charged 

to those selected risks in Civil Life. 
This Office has placed many millions of dollars of Insurance for Officers of the Services. 
Any information or advice will be promptly furnished upon request. 




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PEi^iy^iy^iy/^ u^PAUiivj^M y/ii^j^iy/i^Vi^ik^^ 

1 F. J. 5CHn DT CO. i 


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High -Class Uniforms 


All Equipments Furnished 



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1 Annapolis :: Maryland 



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President Vice-President General Manager Asst. General Manager Treasurer 

Pocahontas Fuel Company 

Sales Department of Pocahontas Consolidated Collieries Company, Incorporated 
Miners, Shippers, Exporters and Bunker Suppliers of 


Ship from 22 Mines in the Pocahontas Coal Field 
Ship 4,000,000 tons per annum by ail-rail, tidewater and the Great Lakes 

Largest Producers of Smokeless Coal in the United States 

The average of 43 analyses made by the United States Government of "ORIGINAL POCAHONTAS" coal taken 
from cargoes furnished by Pocahontas Fuel Company, is as follows : 

P. F. C. 

flPTON Roads 

Fixed Carbon 
Volatile Matter - 
Sulphur ... 
Ash ... 
Moisture - 

74.8 1 per cent 
18.88 " " 

.67 " " 
4.79 " " 

.85 " " 

Total - 
British Thermal Units - 

- 100.00 " " 

- 1 5003 

This coal IS marketed under the brand of "Original Pocahontas." The first shipments of coal from the Pocahontas 
Coal Field were made from the mines of Pocahontas Consolidated Collieries Company, Incorporated, at Pocahontas, 
Virginia, in 1882, which mines have since continuously mined and are now mining the No. 3 vein and shipping the 
highest grade of Pocahontas coal. 

Largest Exporters of Semi-Bituminous Coal in the United States 


Norfolk, Virginia, 1 17 Main Street Boston, Mass., Board of Trade Building 

Chicago, Illinois, Fisher, Building Cincinnati, Ohio, Traction Building 

Bluefield, West Virginia, Pocahontas Building 

Agents and Distributors in New England: 

NEW ENGLAND COAL & COKE COMPANY. I I 1 Devonshire Street, and 
Everett Dock, Boston, Mass. 

Distributing Wharves on the Great Lakes : SANDUSKY, OHIO, AND TOLEDO, OHIO 

Tidewater Piers : 

Tugs Bunkered at City Piers, Norfolk, Virginia 

London Agents: EVANS & REID, Ltd., 101 Leadenhall St., London. E. C, England 
Agents in Italy: HENRY COE & CLERICI, Piazza S. Matteo 15, Geneva 

Latin-American, West Indian and European Coal Consumers Invited to Correspond with 

POCAHONTAS FUEL COMPANY, No. 1 Broadway, New York City, U. S A. 

Cable Address : " Pocahontas." Codes ; " Walkins*,' " Scoit s 1 Oth," "A B C 4lh and Improved," ' Western Union ' and " Lieber's * 



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near 50th Street 


near 76th Street 

and other Branch Stores in New York City 
Parcel Post and Express Orders given careful attention 

Ladies' and Gentlemen's 
Clothes Cleaned at short 
notice when desired. 

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The Guaranteed COFFEE 

You'll be delighted 
with the smooth, per- 
fectly satisfying taste 
and simply delicious 
flavor of this wonderful 
blend, whose good 
qualities are perfected 
by our special method of 
steel-cutting the coffee 
beans into uniform size 
granules (exactly the 
right size for best re- 
sults) and taking out 
the bitter -tasting chaff 
and the dust. 

In I and 3-lb. tightly sealed, sanitary cans, either steel-cut 

medium for boiling, steel-cut fine for percolator, or 

pulverized for dripping through cloth 

LEVERING COFFEE CO., Baltimore since 1842 

Another Original Kool-age 
Creation is the 



Material — Absorbent Rice Cloth 


So designed as to combine the. appearance of 
a White Neglige Shirt with the Usefulness. Kool- 
ness. Freedom and Komfort of an Undershirt 
May be worn "low neck 
style" under Blouse, or 
any style collar; soft 
or starched, may be at- 
tached for wear with Ci- 
vilian Klothes. "Half 
sleeves only". In ordering state neck-size 
Order a sample garment NOW 
During the warm days, a good shirt for all out- 
of-door sports. With a single thickness here is 
two garments in one. 











Cor. Maryland Ave. and Prince George St. 

Telephone, 69-Y and 450 

Ice Cream and 
Lunch Parlor 

""PHE finest grade of lee Cream 
will be served, and in ad- 
dition, light lunches, such as 
Ham, Cheese and Chicken Salad 
Sandwiches and Coffee. We will 
also serve Hot and Cold Drinks, 
which are to be had regularly at 
our fountain. 


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We have labored and worried and strug- 
We have sailed round the earth's sea- 
washed curve, 
And now we would rest. But there's 
That tells us a single word — "Serve. " 

We would rest. For the berg-bitten 
Are furrowed and torn by our keel. 
And the pale Northern beacons have 
And silvered our armor belt's steel. 

But the wind roaring down from the ice- 
In the mast makes a soul-biting wail. 
We would rest. But the Norther's voice 
The Service's message to sail. 

In the moon-silvered seas of the Tropics, 
When the stars from the velvet glow 
And, ahead of the ram, dolphins wriggle 

In shimmering waves molten white. 
When the sweet-scented land breeze en- 
thralls us. 
And for love all our soul-centers burn. 
We would quit. But the engine's throb 
"For the good of the Service — Learn." 

When the diplomats fail in their mission 
And Mars from his awesome home 
And the Fleet lies prepared in the River 
With a two-fold force waiting outside. 
When we know that grim Death is our 
If we move from our fort-sheltered 
We would linger. But seamen's ghosts 
"The Service has taught you to fight. " 


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So we'll wander and work and be happy. 
With a spirit that lags not, nor tires. 
With our hearts and our hands for the 
And the things that the Service re- 
We have neither a home nor a hearth- 
Would you think that our fealty might 
No! Not while there's salt in the ocean, 
For our souls have engraved on them — 
"Serve. " 

WiNFRED Henry Asa Pike.